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Laparoscopic colon surgery may keep older patients independent longer

from The Oncology Report

Elderly patients who undergo laparoscopic colon surgery are significantly more likely to be discharged back to their homes than to a long-term care facility. In a retrospective study of almost 10,000 elderly patients, 12.5 percent of those who had a laparoscopic procedure went to a nursing home, compared with 20 percent of those who had open surgery. more

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