What are benefits of a laparoscopic colon resection?

Several. Shorter hospital stay, smaller incisions, robotic surgery also posile.
Proven benefits. Smaller incisions, less pain, fewer infections, fewer hernias, fewer pulmonary complications, shorter hospital stay, quicker return to normal activity/work.

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How is the equipment used when performing a laparoscopic colon resection?

Extension of finger. Instruments place in laparoscopic surgery serve as extension of the surgeon fingers and hand.
Multiple instruments. First a trocar is inserted with a camera in it so entry into the abdomen is assured. The abdomen is then inflated with carbon dioxide gas. Next an additional two to four trocars are inserted while watched with the camera. Multiple different instruments are inserted through these including graspers, dissectors and staplers to remove the diseased clon segment and place the remaining ends together.

What is the definition or description of: laparoscopic colon resection?

Surgical procedure. This means removal of all or a portion of the colon (large intestine) using the laparoscopic (minimally invasive) technique. Small incisions are made, decreasing post-op recovery time and discomfort, improving cosmetic outcome, and increasing patient satisfaction.
Minimally invasive. Laparscopic resection involves removing the colon using small incisions with long instruments to remove a portion of the colon without a large incision. Minimally invasive is a misnomer in my opiniion because we still perform the same operation on the inside but try to keep the skin incision small. Data shows it is an equivocal approach with faster recovery compared to the open technique.