Future Directions in Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Howard M. RossEmail author
  • Matthew Miller Philp


The valuable insight provided by the authors of this textbook has allowed all of the editors to review the evolution of minimally invasive surgery and its current application to colon and rectal disease.


Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery Laparoscopic Colectomy Rectal Disease Natural Orifice Specimen Extraction Natural Orifice Surgery 
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Supplementary material

Video 36.1

Robotic-assisted proctectomy with transanal extraction and fluorescence to assess perfusion of the bowel (MP4 28597 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryTemple University Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryTemple University Hospital, Temple University Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA

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