, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 398-403
Date: 16 Aug 2013

Robotic Colorectal Surgery

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Abstract

Introduction

Minimally invasive surgery has many potential benefits, and the application of recently developed robotic technology to patients with colorectal diseases is rapidly gaining popularity.

Quality and Outcomes

However, the literature evaluating such techniques, including the outcomes, risks, and costs, is limited. In this review, we evaluate and summarize the existing information, calling attention to areas where future investigation should occur.

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