The learning curve for robot-assisted total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer.


We evaluated the learning curve for achieving expertise in robotic rectal cancer surgery based primarily on operative time and short-term outcomes. Sixty-two consecutive patients with rectal cancer underwent robot surgery (abdominoperineal excision n = 1, low anterior resection n = 50, ultra-low anterior resection n = 10, Hartmann operation n = 1). Robotic… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e3182622c2d


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