Research studies involving inflammatory bowel disease patients are ongoing and mirror the progress in the evolution of restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis.
Following our pioneering work in establishing minimally invasive restorative proctocolectomy as a feasible and presently the preferred option in selected patients, we have reported our clinical results in comparison to the standard open technique. This has confirmed our findings of lower hospital length of stay with an advantage in terms of cost efficiency. More importantly, the maintenance of excellent functional results occurs in addition to enhanced cosmetic results and lower risk for future abdominal wall hernia problems secondary to minimal surgical incisions.
Heise CP, Kennedy, G, Foley, EF, Harms BA. Laparoscopic Assisted Restorative Proctocolectomy with Ileal-S-Pouch. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008:Dec;51(12):1790-4. [PubMed ID: 18607550]
Buckman, S and Heise CP. Nutritional Considerations Surrounding Restorative Proctocolectomy. Nutr Clin Pract. 2010:Jun;25(3):250-6.
Koopmann MC, Harms BA, Heise CP. Money Well Spent: A Comparison of Hospital Operating Margin for Laparoscopic and Open Colectomies. Surgery. 2007:142(4):546-55.
Lan J, Warner T, Heise CP. Attenuated Salmonella typhimurium Mediated IL-10 Delivery is Beneficial for Treatment of DSS Induced Murine Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009:Feb:52(2):230-38.
Cho CS, Dayton MT, Thompson JS, Koltun WA, Heise CP, Harms BA. Total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis following orthotopic liver transplantation for primary sclerosing cholangitis: a multi-institutional analysis. J Gastrointest Surg. July 2008.
Kennedy,G, Heise CP, Rajamanickam V, Harms, BA, Foley, EF. Laparoscopy Decreases Postoperative Complication Rates After Abdominal Colectomy: Results from the NSQIP. Ann Surg. 2009:249(4): 596-601.
Dolejs S, Kennedy G, Heise CP. Small Bowel Obstruction Following Restorative Proctocolectomy: Affected by a Laparoscopic Approach. J Surg Res 2011, In Press.
Evaluation of Thrombotic Risk in Ulcerative Colitis Surrounding Restorative Proctocolectomy
Assessment of Fertility in Women after Restorative Proctocolectomy for UC
UW Trial of Total Laparoscopic Proctocolectomy and Ileal Pouch Reconstruction Versus Laparoscopic Assisted Colectomy and Pouch Construction