for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
at UC Irvine
study started
estimated completion
Alessio Pigazzi (uci)



To compare intracorporeal and extracorporeal anastomoses for robotic-assisted and laparoscopic right colectomies

Official Title

A Multi-Center Prospective Comparison of Intracorporeal and Extracorporeal Anastomoses for Minimally Invasive Right Colectomy


This is a prospective multicenter observational study to evaluate outcomes of intracorporeal and extracorporeal anastomoses for robotic-assisted and laparoscopic right colectomies.


Benign Right Colon DiseaseMalignant Right Colon DiseaseColonic DiseasesIntracorporeal AnastomosisExtracorporeal Anastomosis


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Subject is 18 years or older
  • Subject undergoing either laparoscopic or robotic-assisted right colectomy for benign or malignant right colon disease
  • Subject undergoing intracorporeal or extracorporeal anastomosis proximal to mid-transverse colon

You CAN'T join if...

  • Subject is contraindicated for general anesthesia or surgery
  • Emergent Case
  • Subject has perforated, obstructing or locally invasive neoplasm (T4b)
  • Subject with inflammatory bowel disease
  • Subject with prior incisional hernia repair
  • Planned right colectomy along with major concomitant procedures (e.g. hepatectomies, other intestinal resections).
  • Metastatic disease with life expectancy of less than 1 year
  • Pregnant or suspect pregnancy
  • Subject is mentally handicapped or has a psychological disorder or severe systemic illness that would preclude compliance with study requirements or ability to provide informed consent
  • Subject belonging to other vulnerable population, e.g, prisoner or ward of the state


  • University of Californiaaccepting new patients
    IrvineCalifornia92697United States
  • University of Nevadaaccepting new patients
    Las VegasNevada89154United States

Lead Scientist

  • Alessio Pigazzi (uci)
    Authored (or co-authored) 134 research publications


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