Do the clinical outcomes vary with technique?
Rectal cancer surgery is associated with significant morbidity, especially in complex cases, as in obese men with low tumors. Robotics in colorectal surgery are increasing, and aim to compensate for their financial cost with a reduction in the morbidity and conversion rates. Transanal TME has enormous potential but new intraoperative adverse events have been described. Paris Tekkis discusses the new approaches as well as the training pathway.