World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery

Register      Login

VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2013 ) > List of Articles


The Impact of Obesity on Laparoscopic Colorectal Resection

Hana Alhomoud

Citation Information : Alhomoud H. The Impact of Obesity on Laparoscopic Colorectal Resection. World J Lap Surg 2013; 6 (3):144-148.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1202

Published Online: 01-08-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).



A review article to assess the impact of obesity on laparoscopic colorectal resection.

Materials and methods

Relevant papers were searched using Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials Clinical Trial. Government, National Research Register, by using the search terms ‘laparoscopic colorectal surgery, obese, laparoscopy’.


Laparoscopic colorectal resection are feasible in obese patients. However, increased rates of conversion to laparotomy should be anticipated with increased length of hospitalization when compared to nonobese patients.

How to cite this article

Alhomoud H. The Impact of Obesity on Laparoscopic Colorectal Resection. World J Lap Surg 2013; 6(3):144-148.

PDF Share
  1. Nutrition, weight control and exercise. Philadelphia Lea and Febiger; 1988:137-153P.
  2. Appropriate body-mass index for Asian populations and its implications for policy and intervention strategies. Lancet 2004 Jan;363(9403):157-163.
  3. Overweight obesity and cancer risk. Lancet Oncol 2002 Sep;3:565-574.
  4. Obesity and risk of cancer in Japan. Int J Cancer 2005 Jan;113(1):148-157.
  5. Impact of obesity on surgical outcomes after colorectal resection. Am J Surg 2000 Apr;179(4):275-281.
  6. Is obesity a high-risk factor for laparoscopic colorectal surgery? Surg Endosc 2002 May;16(5):855-858.
  7. Laparoscopic colectomy: Indications for conversion to laparotomy. Arch Surg 1999 May;134(5):471-475.
  8. Laparoscopic resection of colon Cancer: Consensus of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) Surg Endosc 2004 Aug;18(8):1163-1185.
  9. Laparoscopic colectomy for sigmoid diverticulitis in obese and nonobese patients: A prospective comparative study. Surg Endosc 2001 Dec;15(12):1427-1430.
  10. The Impact of obesity on technical feasibility and postoperative outcomes of laparoscopic left colectomy. Ann Surg 2005 Jan;241(1):69-76.
  11. Laparoscopic colectomy in obese and nonobese patients. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 May-June;7(4):558-561.
  12. Laparoscopic surgery for inflammatory bowel disease: Does weight matter? Surg Endosc 2010 Jun;24(6):1274-1279.
  13. Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery in obese patients. Colorectal Dis 2011 Aug;13(8):878-883.
  14. Is the laparoscopic approach to colectomy safe for the morbidly obese? Surg Endosc 2010 Jun;24(6):1336-1340.
  15. The impact of obesity on outcomes of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer in Asians. Surg Endosc 2010 Jul;24(7):1679-1685.
  16. Impact of obesity on short-term results of laparoscopic rectal cancer resection. Surg Endosc 2009 Jul;23(7):1460-1464.
  17. Impact of visceral obesity on short-term outcome after laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer: a single Japanese center study. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2009 Aug;19(4):324-327.
  18. Outcomes of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in obese and nonobese patients: a case-matched study of 180 patients. Am J Surg 2009 Sep;198(3):450-455.
  19. Laparoscopic colectomy performed using a completely intracorporeal technique is associated with similar outcome in obese and thin patients. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2009 Feb;19(1):57-61.
  20. Laparoscopic approach to colorectal procedures in the obese patient: Risk factor or benefit? Obes Surg 2008 Jan;18(1):66-70.
  21. Visceral obesity predicts surgical outcomes after laparoscopic colectomy for sigmoid colon cancer. Dis Colon Rectum 2008 Dec;51(12):1757-1765;discussion 1765-1767.
  22. Influence of obesity on the short-term outcome of laparoscopic colectomy for colorectal cancer. J Minim Access Surg 2007 Jul;3(3):98-103.
  23. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery in obese patients. Obes Surg 2005 Oct;15(9):1328-1331.
  24. Impact of visceral obesity on surgical outcome after laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer. Br J Surg 2005 Oct;92(10):1261-1262.
  25. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery in obese and nonobese patients: do differences in body mass indices lead to different outcomes? Surg Endosc 2004 Oct;18(10):1452-1456.
  26. Is laparoscopic colectomy applicable to patients with body mass index >30? A case-matched comparative study with open colectomy. Dis Colon Rectum 2005 May;48(5):975-981.
  27. Minimally invasive colectomy for Crohn's colitis: a single institution experience. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2010 Nov;16(11):1940-1946.
  28. Analysis of risk factors for complications in 262 cases of laparoscopic colectomy. Ann Ital Chir 2010 Jan-Feb;81(1):21-30.
  29. Laparoscopic rectal resection for cancer: effects of conversion on short-term outcome and survival. Ann Surg Oncol 2009 May;16(5):1279-1286.
  30. Impact of conversion on surgical outcomes after laparoscopic operation for rectal carcinoma: a retrospective study of 1,073 patients. J Am Coll Surg 2009 Mar;208(3):383-389.
  31. Patient factors influencing conversion from laparoscopically assisted to open surgery for colorectal cancer. Br J Surg 2008 Feb;95(2):199-205.
  32. Can we predict immediate outcome after laparoscopic rectal surgery? Multivariate analysis of clinical, anatomic, and pathologic features after 3-dimensional reconstruction of the pelvic anatomy. Ann Surg 2008 Apr;247(4):642-649.
  33. Conversion rate in 300 laparoscopic rectal resections and its influence on morbidity and oncological outcome. Int J Colorectal Dis 2008 Apr;23(4):409-417.
  34. Technical difficulty grade score for the laparoscopic approach of rectal cancer: a single institution pilot study. Int J Colorectal Dis 2008 May;23(5):469-475.
  35. Laparoscopically assisted colectomy and ileoanal pouch procedure with and without protective ileostomy. Surg Endosc 2003 May;17(5):716-720.
  36. Predicting conversion in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Fellowship training may be an advantage. Surg Endosc 2003 Aug;17(8):1288-1291.
  37. Importance of conversion for results obtained with laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Dis Colon Rectum 2001 Feb;44(2):207-214;discussion 214-216.
  38. Predicting conversion to open surgery in laparoscopic colorectal resections. A simple clinical model. Surg Endosc 2000 Dec;14(12):1114-1117.
  39. The role of conversion in laparoscopic colorectal surgery: Do predictive factors exist? Surg Endosc 1999 Feb;13(2):151-156.
  40. Laparoscopic-assisted segmental colectomy: early Mayo Clinic experience. Mayo Clin Proc 1994 Sep;69(9):834-840.
  41. Challenges of laparoscopic colectomy in the obese patient: a review. Am J Surg 2006 Sep;192(3):357-365.
  42. Evaluation of the learning curve in laparoscopic colorectal surgery: Comparison of right-sided and left-sided resections. Ann Surg 2005 Jul;242(1):83-91.
  43. Determinants of outcomes in laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a multiple regression analysis of 416 resections. Surg Endosc 2000 Mar;14(3):258-263.
  44. Laparoscopic left colectomy and obese patients. Ann Surg 2005 Nov;242(5):747-748.
  45. Performance differences in laparoscopic surgical skills between true high-definition and three-chip CCD video systems. Surg Endosc 2007 Oct;21(10):1849-1854.
  46. A computerized assessment to compare the impact of standard, stereoscopic, and high-definition laparoscopic monitor displays on surgical technique. Surg Endosc 2010 Nov;24(11):2743-2748.
  47. Metabolic and functional results after laparoscopic colorectal surgery: A randomized, controlled trial. Dis Colon Rectum 2002 Aug;45(8):1070-1077.
  48. Prospective, randomized trial comparing laparoscopic vs conventional surgery for refractory ileocolic Crohn's disease. Dis Colon Rectum 2001 Jan;44(1):1-8;discussion 8-9.
  49. Interleukin-6 response to laparoscopic and open colectomy. Dis Colon Rectum 1994 Aug;37(8):754-759.
  50. Granulocyte elastase and systemic cytokine response after laparoscopic-assisted and open resections in Crohn's disease. Dis Colon Rectum 1999 Nov;42(11):1480-1486.
  51. Obesity in general elective surgery. Lancet 2003 Jun;361(9374):2032-2035.
  52. Conversion from laparoscopic to open colonic cancer resection—associated factors and their influence on longterm oncological outcome. Eur J Surg Oncol 2009 Dec;35(12):1273-1279.
  53. Laparoscopic resections for colorectal cancer: Does conversion survival? Surg Endosc 2004 May;18(5):732-735.
  54. Circ J 2002 Nov;66(11):987-992.
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.