Robotic total mesorectal excision: Operative technique and review of the literature

S. H. Kim, J. M. Kwak

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In recent years, an increasing number of reports have been published on robotic colorectal surgery; this modality has also garnered an increasing amount of attention from the colorectal society. Most of the interest has been in robotic total mesorectal excision (TME) for rectal cancer. The purpose of this article is to briefly introduce our technique for total robotic TME and to review the recent literature regarding robotic TME for rectal cancer to summarize the current evidence on clinical and oncologic outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S47-S53
JournalTechniques in Coloproctology
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb
Externally publishedYes

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Copyright 2013 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Rectal cancer
  • Robotics
  • Surgical robotics
  • Total mesorectal excision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


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