Shanglei Liu, MD, Santiago Horgan, MD, Lisa Parry, MD, Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD, Samuel Eisenstein, MD. UCSD Healthcare Systems
Robotic surgery has recently been adapted for rectal using techinques previously explored with Trans-anal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS). The improvement in imaging, the addition of instrument tip articulation, and the ease of operating in confined spaces make robotic surgery an excellent method of treating rectal neoplasms amendable to intra-luminal full thickness excision. Here we present the technique for doing this using two patient examples. One patient had an anterior rectal tumor that was resected in prone position while the second patient had a posteriorlateral tumor that was resected in lithotomy. We illustrate the difference in technique and highlight the ease of operation when utilizing an robotic approach.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 80261
Program Number: V144
Presentation Session: Colorectal Video Session
Presentation Type: Video