The role of robotic surgery for rectal cancer: Overcoming technical challenges in laparoscopic surgery by advanced techniques

Seungwan Park, Namkyu Kim

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

14 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The conventional laparoscopic approach to rectal surgery has several limitations, and therefore many colorectal surgeons have great expectations for the robotic surgical system as an alternative modality in overcoming challenges of laparoscopic surgery and thus enhancing oncologic and functional outcomes. This review explores the possibility of robotic surgery as an alternative approach in laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer. The da Vinci® Surgical System was developed specifically to compensate for the technical limitations of laparoscopic instruments in rectal surgery. The robotic rectal surgery is associated with comparable or better oncologic and pathologic outcomes, as well as low morbidity and mortality. The robotic surgery is generally easier to learn than laparoscopic surgery, improving the probability of autonomic nerve preservation and genitourinary function recovery. Furthermore, in very complex procedures such as intersphincteric dissections and transabdominal transections of the levator muscle, the robotic approach is associated with increased performance and safety compared to laparoscopic surgery. The robotic surgery for rectal cancer is an advanced technique that may resolve the issues associated with laparoscopic surgery. However, high cost of robotic surgery must be addressed before it can become the new standard treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-846
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

Fingerprint

Robotics
Rectal Neoplasms
Laparoscopy
Autonomic Pathways
Recovery of Function
Dissection
Morbidity
Safety
Costs and Cost Analysis
Muscles
Mortality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

@article{badb0d3ccead4a93b0eb8499ead52593,
title = "The role of robotic surgery for rectal cancer: Overcoming technical challenges in laparoscopic surgery by advanced techniques",
abstract = "The conventional laparoscopic approach to rectal surgery has several limitations, and therefore many colorectal surgeons have great expectations for the robotic surgical system as an alternative modality in overcoming challenges of laparoscopic surgery and thus enhancing oncologic and functional outcomes. This review explores the possibility of robotic surgery as an alternative approach in laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer. The da Vinci{\circledR} Surgical System was developed specifically to compensate for the technical limitations of laparoscopic instruments in rectal surgery. The robotic rectal surgery is associated with comparable or better oncologic and pathologic outcomes, as well as low morbidity and mortality. The robotic surgery is generally easier to learn than laparoscopic surgery, improving the probability of autonomic nerve preservation and genitourinary function recovery. Furthermore, in very complex procedures such as intersphincteric dissections and transabdominal transections of the levator muscle, the robotic approach is associated with increased performance and safety compared to laparoscopic surgery. The robotic surgery for rectal cancer is an advanced technique that may resolve the issues associated with laparoscopic surgery. However, high cost of robotic surgery must be addressed before it can become the new standard treatment.",
author = "Seungwan Park and Namkyu Kim",
year = "2015",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.3346/jkms.2015.30.7.837",
language = "English",
volume = "30",
pages = "837--846",
journal = "Journal of Korean Medical Science",
issn = "1011-8934",
publisher = "Korean Academy of Medical Science",
number = "7",

}

The role of robotic surgery for rectal cancer : Overcoming technical challenges in laparoscopic surgery by advanced techniques. / Park, Seungwan; Kim, Namkyu.

In: Journal of Korean Medical Science, Vol. 30, No. 7, 01.01.2015, p. 837-846.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

TY - JOUR

T1 - The role of robotic surgery for rectal cancer

T2 - Overcoming technical challenges in laparoscopic surgery by advanced techniques

AU - Park, Seungwan

AU - Kim, Namkyu

PY - 2015/1/1

Y1 - 2015/1/1

N2 - The conventional laparoscopic approach to rectal surgery has several limitations, and therefore many colorectal surgeons have great expectations for the robotic surgical system as an alternative modality in overcoming challenges of laparoscopic surgery and thus enhancing oncologic and functional outcomes. This review explores the possibility of robotic surgery as an alternative approach in laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer. The da Vinci® Surgical System was developed specifically to compensate for the technical limitations of laparoscopic instruments in rectal surgery. The robotic rectal surgery is associated with comparable or better oncologic and pathologic outcomes, as well as low morbidity and mortality. The robotic surgery is generally easier to learn than laparoscopic surgery, improving the probability of autonomic nerve preservation and genitourinary function recovery. Furthermore, in very complex procedures such as intersphincteric dissections and transabdominal transections of the levator muscle, the robotic approach is associated with increased performance and safety compared to laparoscopic surgery. The robotic surgery for rectal cancer is an advanced technique that may resolve the issues associated with laparoscopic surgery. However, high cost of robotic surgery must be addressed before it can become the new standard treatment.

AB - The conventional laparoscopic approach to rectal surgery has several limitations, and therefore many colorectal surgeons have great expectations for the robotic surgical system as an alternative modality in overcoming challenges of laparoscopic surgery and thus enhancing oncologic and functional outcomes. This review explores the possibility of robotic surgery as an alternative approach in laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer. The da Vinci® Surgical System was developed specifically to compensate for the technical limitations of laparoscopic instruments in rectal surgery. The robotic rectal surgery is associated with comparable or better oncologic and pathologic outcomes, as well as low morbidity and mortality. The robotic surgery is generally easier to learn than laparoscopic surgery, improving the probability of autonomic nerve preservation and genitourinary function recovery. Furthermore, in very complex procedures such as intersphincteric dissections and transabdominal transections of the levator muscle, the robotic approach is associated with increased performance and safety compared to laparoscopic surgery. The robotic surgery for rectal cancer is an advanced technique that may resolve the issues associated with laparoscopic surgery. However, high cost of robotic surgery must be addressed before it can become the new standard treatment.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84951847673&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84951847673&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3346/jkms.2015.30.7.837

DO - 10.3346/jkms.2015.30.7.837

M3 - Review article

C2 - 26130943

AN - SCOPUS:84951847673

VL - 30

SP - 837

EP - 846

JO - Journal of Korean Medical Science

JF - Journal of Korean Medical Science

SN - 1011-8934

IS - 7

ER -