Robotic Low Anterior Resection with Double-Staple Technique

  • Steven J. NurkinEmail author
  • Julia H. Terhune
  • Sumana Narayanan


The adoption of minimally invasive techniques in oncologic surgery has been slower than many other general surgery procedures, as surgeons have awaited for assurances that oncologic outcomes are equivalent between minimally invasive and open approaches. At our institution we routinely perform robotic low anterior resections (LAR) and have observed distinct advantages with this technique, despite an initial steep learning curve.


Robotic low anterior resection Double-staple technique LAR Rectal surgery Pelvic dissection TME 

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Robotic low anterior resection with double-staple technique (MP4 557032 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven J. Nurkin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Julia H. Terhune
    • 1
  • Sumana Narayanan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyRoswell Park Comprehensive Cancer CenterBuffaloUSA

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