Journal of Advanced Surgical Research

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Commentary - Journal of Advanced Surgical Research (2021) Volume 5, Issue 2

Colorectal cancer: laparoscopic surgery versus open surgery

Patients who had laparoscopic-assisted surgery recovered considerably quicker than those who had open surgery, with reduced time to first passing flatus (p=.041), time to first bowel motion (p=.04), time to resume regular food (p=.043), and time to walk independently (p=.031). When compared to open surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery generated less discomfort for patients, resulting in a reduced demand for analgesics (p=.002) and less hospital recovery time (p=.034). There were no changes in overall and disease-free survival rates after three and five years. Colon cancer is a significant cause of mortality globally, and the grounds for laparoscopic surgery have steadily grown. Laparoscopic colorectal resection has been demonstrated to offer greater benefits for postoperative recovery, such as postoperative discomfort and hospital stay, as well as long-term survival, leading to widespread adoption of laparoscopic surgery as an alternative to conventional open surgery for colon cancer. Despite the potential benefits of laparoscopic surgery, it is not regarded the standard therapy for colorectal cancer patients due to concerns about oncologic stability. Potential hazards include tumor recurrence at the port location following curative resection and inadequate lymph node dissection. In reality, because of the technical difficulties of this procedure, laparoscopic colorectal resection is sometimes limited by the requirement for skilled surgeons. In reality, because of the technical difficulties of this procedure, laparoscopic colorectal resection is sometimes limited by the requirement for skilled surgeons. As a result, there are debates over the cost-effectiveness of this theater's availability from the standpoint of public health. Patients who required emergency surgery due to a complication such as cancer perforation or failure of the self-expanding stent placement in patients with colorectal cancer blockage, situations in which colorectal cancer had invaded an adjacent organ or required multi-organ surgery the research excluded instances in which curative resection could not be performed.

Author(s): Jack Wilson

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