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Urogenital function in robotic vs laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery: a comparative study




Prof. Amjad Parvaiz, Co-Director of EARCS, publishes a new paper showing the benefits of robotic rectal cancer surgery over laparoscopic surgery



On 11 October 2016, Prof. Amjad Parvaiz, Co-Director of EARCS, published a new paper in the Internatioanl Journal of Colorectal Disease titled Urogenital function in roboric vs laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery: a comparative study.

Urological and sexual dysfunction are recognised risks of rectal cancer surgery; however, there is limited evidence regarding urogenital function comparing robotic to laparoscopic techniques. The aim of the study was to assess the urogenital functional outcomes of patients undergoing laparoscopic and robotic rectal cancer surgery. The study demonstrated that robotic rectal cancer surgery might offer favourable overall postoperative urological and sexual outcomes in males and urological outcomes in females. This is probably because robotic systems allow for precise dissection across the surgical planes in narrow spaces such as the pelvis, thus enabling preservation of the pelvic autonomic nerves.

The paper can be downloaded here: Panteleimonitis, S. et al. Int J Colorectal Dis (2016)

To see more papers published by Prof. Amjad Parvaiz, go to: PubMed