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2021 Jun 01

Dis Colon Rectum



Postoperative Pain After Enhanced Recovery Pathway Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery: Does Specimen Extraction Site Matter?


Brown RF, Brockhaus K, Rajkumar D, Battaglia MA, Cleary RK
Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 Jun 01; 64(6):735-743.
PMID: 33955408.


The current opioid crisis has motivated surgeons to critically evaluate ways to balance postoperative pain while decreasing opioid use and thereby reducing opioids available for community diversion. The longest incision for robotic colorectal surgery is the specimen extraction site incision. Intracorporeal techniques allow specimen extraction to be at any location.