A blueprint for robotic navigation: pre-clinical simulation for transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME)

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The author received no funding for this study, and the research was not supported by any grants or other funding. Dr. S. Atallah is a paid consultant for ConMed, Inc., Applied Medical, Inc., THD America, and Kawasaki Robotics, Inc. Dr. J. R. T. Monson is an advisor for and has received teaching honoria from Applied Medical, Inc., and Covidien-Medtronic, Inc. Drs. Y. Tilahun, J. Kelly, S. Zenoni have no financial disclosures to report.

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Atallah, S., Zenoni, S., Kelly, J. et al. A blueprint for robotic navigation: pre-clinical simulation for transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME). Tech Coloproctol 20, 653–654 (2016) doi:10.1007/s10151-016-1511-x

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  • Augmented Reality
  • Tamis
  • Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision
  • Transanal Access
  • Robotic Navigation