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The aim of this study is to compare surgical parameters and the costs of robotic surgery with those of laparoscopic approach in rectal cancer based on a single surgeon’s early robotic experience. Data from 25 laparoscopic (LapTME) and the first 50 robotic (RobTME) rectal resections performed at our institution by an experienced laparoscopic surgeon (>100(More)
BACKGROUND While single-port laparoscopy for abdominal surgery is technically challenging, the Da Vinci Single-Site® robotic surgery platform may help to overcome some of the difficulties of this rapidly evolving technique. The authors of this article present a case of single-incision, robotic right colectomy using this device. METHODS A 74-year-old(More)
BACKGROUND The Da Vinci single-site© surgical platform (DVSSP) is a set of single-site instruments and accessories specifically dedicated to robot-assisted single-site surgery. METHODS The PubMed database from inception to June 2015 was searched for English literature on the clinical use of DVSSP in general surgery, urology and gynecology. RESULTS(More)
Dear Editor: Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (LapTME) is a validated surgical technique for the treatment of rectal cancer, but the surgery is still challenging and therefore functional outcomes are uncertain. Thanks to a 3-D view, better view of the pelvic structures, and articulated instruments, robotic rectal surgery allows for finer dissection(More)
Dear Editor: Survival for patients with rectal cancer has been improving with the development of surgical techniques and combined neo-adjuvant therapies. Traditionally, low rectal cancer located less than 5 cm from the anal verge required abdominoperineal resection (APR) with permanent colostomy. The advent of mechanical low-stapling, double-stapling(More)
Dear Editor: Robotic rectal resection with the Da Vinci Si System (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) is a well-defined approach to rectal cancer. The tremor filter, three-dimensional vision, and wrist-like movements facilitate the preparation of autonomic nerves in a narrow space such as the pelvis. These technical advantages translate into clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The da Vinci Xi has been developed to overcome some of the limitations of the previous platform, thereby increasing the acceptance of its use in robotic multiorgan surgery. METHODS Between January 2015 and October 2015, 10 patients with synchronous tumors of the colorectum and others abdominal organs underwent robotic combined resections with(More)
Few studies have reported minimally invasive total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch–anal anastomosis (IPAA) for ulcerative colitis (UC) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). We herein report a novel hand-assisted hybrid laparoscopic–robotic technique for patients with FAP and UC. Between February 2010 and March 2014, six patients underwent hand-assisted(More)
Die chronisch atrophische Gastritis gilt als Präcancerose für ein Magencarcinom. Um die Korrelation zwischen fortgeschrittenen Schleimhautveränderungen und von Faktoren, die auf den Magensaft wirken und bei denen man einen Zusammenhang mit der durch Nitratverbindungen verursachten Carcinogenese vermutet, zu studieren, wurde eine sorgfältige Analyse(More)