Topic: Advances and Perspectives in Robotic Colorectal Surgery

A special issue of Mini-invasive Surgery

ISSN 2574-1225 (Online)

Submission deadline: 31 Aug 2019

Guest Editor(s)

  • Nicola de’ Angelis, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor,  University Paris Est, UPEC, France; Unit of Digestive and HPB Surgery, Henri Mondor Hospital, Créteil, France.


Special Issue Introduction

Since its introduction in 2000, robotic surgery has been widespread adopted in multiple surgical fields. The implementation of a robotic platform in teaching hospitals or tertiary and secondary care centers is nowadays seen as necessary to provide modern minimally invasive surgery and expand the offer of advanced surgical techniques. Clinical but most importantly patient-centered outcomes may be improved, and generally the use of robotic surgery is positively received by the patients. A less intense postoperative pain and a fast recovery are the major advantages associated with this minimally invasive technique. On the surgeon’s perspective, robotic-assisted surgery allows performing complex procedures with greater precision, consistency and control, and enhanced ergonomics.

The application of robotics in colorectal surgery is a topic of recent interest in the literature. This special issue of Mini-invasive Surgery aims to provide a general overview of the recent advances in robotic colorectal surgical techniques, the advantages and drawbacks, the clinical outcomes and surgical indications, the economic impacts and the surgical perspectives.


Pietro Genova  University of Palermo, Italy
Riccardo Méméo  Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy
Pascal Gavriilidis  Eastkent Hospital University, United Kingdom
Aleix Martinez-Perez  Pezet Hospital and University of Valencia, Spain
Francesco Brunetti  University Paris Est, France
Solafah Abdalla  Department of Digestive Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Bicetre Hospital, Assistance Publique H.pitaux de Paris, Universit. Paris-Sud, Le Kremlin Bicetre, France
Paolo Pietro Bianchi  Ospedale della Misericordia, Grosseto, Grosseto, Italy
Benedetto Ielpo  Madrid Sanchinarro University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
W. Konrad Karcz  Klinikum der Universität München, Munich, Germany
The list is arranged in no particular order and being updated.

Submission Deadline

31 Aug 2019

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