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Rectal cancer surgery: Does the method of resection matter? open, laparoscopic, robotic & transnanal
Posted in Lectures on 7 July 2016
Marta Jimenez-Toscano (Gastrointestinal surgery specialist)
Hospital Cínic of Barcelona, Spain

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One of many revolutions in rectal cancer surgery was moving from an open to a laparoscopic approach. Several issues, such maintaining the oncological quality of the resection, decrease surgical aggression, and increasingly sphincter-preserving procedures have been assessed by many authors in scientific publications.

The current hot topic among modern surgeons is the robotic surgical platforms and the trans-anal approach. In this lecture, Marta Jimenez-Toscano from the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona will explain the evolution of the data, analyzing the evolution of the surgical approaches.