Robotic transanal surgery for local excision of rectal neoplasms


Robotic transanal surgery (RTS) has been a natural evolution of transanal minimally invasive surgery. This video demonstrates how RTS is performed for the full-thickness excision of a malignant rectal polyp, with endoluminal robotic suturing of the rectal wall defect. The general approach to RTS, including the approach to docking of the robotic cart, are also illustrated in video format.

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Authors F. Quinteros, B. Martin-Perez, and S. Larach declare no conflict of interest. Author S. Atallah is a consultant for Applied Medical, Inc., and has received speaker honorarium from educational and teaching engagements outside of this research.

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Atallah, S., Quinteros, F., Martin-Perez, B. et al. Robotic transanal surgery for local excision of rectal neoplasms . J Robotic Surg 8, 193–194 (2014).

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  • RTS
  • Robotic transanal
  • Robotic rectal excision