NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Right Colectomy: A New York State of Mind

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

April 2019

Department

Surgery

Abstract

Although mortality rates attributable to colon cancer have significantly improved over the past decades, it is still one of the leading causes of death in the USA. As newer technology and surgical techniques and concepts are being introduced, substantial confusion and dissenting opinions have come into fray as well. Naturally, different practice patterns emerged in Asia, Western Europe as well as in the USA. In this special article, we focus on the right colon and examine the unique challenges and oddities of practicing academic colorectal surgery in the New York metropolitan area.

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