Is TaTME the new revolution in rectal surgery? Experts opinion
Posted in News on 11 February 2016
Surgeons are constantly seeking to provide the best results for their patients. Colorectal procedures are modified to reach the lowest degree of aggression without compromising the quality of the dissection.
The transanal approach for rectal cancer (TaTME) and combined dissection by a transabdominal and transanal team (Cecil approach) has emerged as the next step in rectal cancer surgery. It provides solutions to old issues and seeks to improve outcomes. The colorectal community is aware of the importance of delivering qualified surgical training and several experts give their views in this video.
There is an increasing number of courses aimed at teaching the transanal approach for rectal cancer. Hospital Clínic in Barcelona holds the whole year a leading course focusing on teaching the Cecil approach for rectal pathologies. Also, in March, the SAGES 2016 meeting will hold a Hands-On course and a PG course about “Getting Behind Advances in colorectal Surgery”. Experienced colorectal surgeons will be involved in both courses.