Robot-assisted low anterior resection for rectal cancer
February 11, 2014
Robotic systems are getting widely spread in recent years given the different technical advantages over traditional laparoscopy. Rectal surgery seems to benefit from this approach, for its ability to easily work in a confined space such as the pelvic cavity. The high precision in dissection of the tissues and a three dimensional view, associated with different levels of magnification, could reduce the rate of pelvic nerve injuries and the resulting erectile and urinary dysfunction as compared to laparoscopic and open approach.