How Has the Robot Contributed to Colon Cancer Surgery?


Isik Ö. , Gorgun E.

CLINICS IN COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY, vol.28, no.4, pp.220-227, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0035-1564436
  • Title of Journal : CLINICS IN COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.220-227
  • Keywords: robotic surgery, colectomy, colon cancer, LAPAROSCOPIC RIGHT HEMICOLECTOMY, SHORT-TERM OUTCOMES, RIGHT COLECTOMY, LEARNING-CURVE, INTRACORPOREAL ANASTOMOSIS, RESECTION

Abstract

Robotic surgery is an emerging field in colorectal surgery and may overcome the limitations of conventional laparoscopic surgery, such as rigid instrumentation, poor ergonomics, and assistant-dependent camera movements and retraction. In addition, robotic-assisted colectomy appears to offer comparable outcomes to laparoscopic colectomy with limited long-term outcomes data. Prolonged operating time, increased costs and learning curve are the major drawbacks of robotic colectomy for colon cancer. Although new robotic platforms promise improved ingenuity through developing technology, the role of the robot in colon cancer surgery is still unclear.