Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2021; 34(03): 181-185
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1722764
Review Article

Safe Introduction of New Technologies and Techniques in Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery

Armando Geraldo Franchini Melani
1   IRCAD America Latina, Surgical Staff Americas Medical Services, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Luis Gustavo Capochin Romagnolo
2   Department of Colorectal Oncology Surgery, Barretos Cancer Hospital, IRCAD America Latina, São Paulo, Brazil
Eduardo Parra Davila
3   Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction of Good Samaritan Hospital – TENET Health, West Palm Beach, Florida
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In the past 20 years, colorectal surgery has experienced important advances as a result of new technologies that have increasingly transformed conventional open surgery into maximal usage of minimally invasive approaches. While many tools are being developed to change the way that operations are being performed, quality must not suffer. We describe here some of the aspects to pursue to achieve optimal and safe outcomes while utilizing minimally invasive techniques such as robotic surgery, transanal total mesorectal excision, as well as the role of immunofluorescence.

Publication History

Article published online:
29 March 2021

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