Low Anterior Resection/Proctectomy
Robotic use in rectal resection is increasing in utility and popularity. Reported benefits of the robotics over traditional laparoscopy are varied. Robotic pelvic dissection is a technically demanding operation. A surgeon who is competent with pelvic laparoscopy may be at an advantage to benefit from the opportunities robotics may offer.
In general the robot improves operative ergonomics and three-dimensional high-definition visualization of the pelvis, which may translate into technical and functional benefits. This chapter reviews the technical aspects of both a hybrid and totally robotic approach to proctectomy (low anterior, coloanal, and abdominoperineal resection).
KeywordsRobotic Proctectomy Low anterior resection Coloanal Abdominoperineal resection
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