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Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery

Principles and Practice

  • Vincent Obias

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jeremy L. Holzmacher, Samir Agarwal
    Pages 1-10
  3. Ryan Broderick, Simone Langness, Sonia Ramamoorthy
    Pages 17-22
  4. Henry J. Lujan, Brian X. Rivera, Diego Holguin
    Pages 23-47
  5. Grace S. Hwang, John Gahagan, Alessio Pigazzi
    Pages 49-57
  6. Se-Jin Baek, Seon-Hahn Kim
    Pages 59-78
  7. Cesar Santiago, Sean Satey
    Pages 79-92
  8. Borja Villanueva Figueredo, Federico Perez Quirante, Carlos Martinez Parra, Jorge A. Lagares-Garcia, Anthony Firilas
    Pages 93-104
  9. Eduardo Parra Davila, Carlos Hartmann Otero
    Pages 115-127
  10. Nell Maloney-Patel, Juana Hutchinson-Colas, Ashley Tsang
    Pages 129-151
  11. Michelle DeLeon, Craig Rezac
    Pages 153-168
  12. John G. Armstrong, John C. Byrn
    Pages 169-182
  13. Fabrizio Luca, Manuela Valvo
    Pages 183-194
  14. Deborah S. Keller, Eric M. Haas
    Pages 229-241
  15. Maria Victoria Vargas, Gaby Moawad, Vincent Obias, Madiha Aziz
    Pages 243-257
  16. Christopher Schroff, Jason Sankar
    Pages 259-270
  17. Yen-Yi Juo, Vincent Obias
    Pages 271-283

About this book


The initial chapters discuss the start of minimally invasive surgery and robotics. Subsequent chapters address starting up a robotics program and incorporating robotics into ones practice. The textbook next centers on specific robotic techniques or robotic management of certain disease processes. These chapters are written by experts in the fields and include multiple tables, illustrations, and videos describing the techniques where applicable.  Each chapter also discusses the current literature. The final chapters focus on the future of robotics, cost of robotics, and include other possible future platforms and as well as the new FDA approved Xi and SP Intuitive surgical platforms.
Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery: Principles and Practice presents the first in-depth, cohesive and comprehensive approach to all aspects of robotic colorectal surgery.


Laporoscopic colectomy Rectopexy Robotic APR Robotic Total Colectomy Robotic transanal surgery Sacroculpopexy

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent Obias
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surger Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryGeorge Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA

About the editors

Vincent J. Obias The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates Assistant Professor of Surgery Chief Division Colon and Rectal Surgery Vincent J. Obias, MD is board-certified in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He specializes in laparoscopic and robotic colon & rectal surgery for neoplastic and benign disease, trans anal endoscopic microsurgery, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as constipation and functional anorectal disorders. Dr. Obias has written articles on a variety of subjects including rectal cancer, post-operative recovery, trauma-critical care, and transplant surgery. He has presented papers at the Minimally Invasive Robotics Association national conference (MIRA), the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons national conference, the Surgical Infection Society joint meeting in Europe, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Obias completed a subspecialty residency in Colon & Rectal Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic and a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He performed his internship and General Surgery residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed a master in Physiology and earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Obias earned his Bachelor’s in Biology at James Madison University. Dr. Obias is a US News & World Report ‘Top Doctor’ and was determined to be in the top 10% in his region in colon & rectal surgery! He is also a Washingtonian Top Doc list and Castle Connolly Top Doc.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Book Subtitle Principles and Practice
  • Editors Vincent Obias
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-43254-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82771-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-43256-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 322
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 108 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Colorectal Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“This comprehensive book covers not only standard robotic surgery for colon and rectal conditions, but also the da Vinci Xi platform, hybrid techniques, and transanal robotic surgery. … written for colorectal surgeons on all phases of the learning curve, both in training and learning in practice. … I am especially happy to have this book on my shelf. It fills the gap between the standard techniques of the past and the new technology, which is usually available only in journals.” (Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2017)