0090 Endo or Colon LAPAROSCOPIC COLORECTAL SURGERY – EXPERIENCE IN A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Alejandro Murninkas, Dov Estlein, Ruben Weil, Eldad Powsner, Zeev Dreznik Division of General Surgery, Rabin Medical Center, Campus Golda-Hasharon, Petach Tiqva, Israel Background: Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery has been performed at our hospital since 1998. During most of this period the indications were only benign disorders and lately also for malignancies. Aims: A retrospective study was done to evaluate the safety of the procedure and its impact on the length of hospitalization. Methods: From 1998 to the present time (7 years), in 108 patients laparoscopic colorectal surgery was perform at our surgical division. Results: The indications were: large colonic polyps, diverticular disease, malignant tumors and other colonic findings . The median age was 69 years (range 36 – 86), 56 patients were males (51,9%). The median duration of surgery was 214 minutes (38-526) , conversion to laparotomy 12 patients (11,1%). Intracorporeal anastomosis was done on 65 patients (60,2%). The median number of resected lymph nodes was 6,5 (range 0 – 19). The median post operative hospitalization period was 5 days. Major postoperative complications were: five intestinal obstructions, two anastomotic leaks , one mesenteric ischemic event, and one massive hemathochezia .Post surgical mortality, was 0,9%. Conclusions Colorectal Laparoscopic Resection is a safe procedure, with low incidence of major complications, short postoperative hospitalization and acceptable length of operating time.