Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 398–403

Robotic Colorectal Surgery

Evidence-Based Current Surgical Practice
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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.

Keywords

Robotics Colorectal surgery Minimally invasive surgery 

Copyright information

© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Colorectal Service, Department of SurgeryMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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