European consensus on the standardisation of robotic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer

 

03.12.2018

EARCS publishes a European consensus on the standardisation on robotic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer

 

 

On 29 November 2019, EARCS published a new paper in Colorectal Disease titled European consensus on the standardisation of robotic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer.

Surgery for rectal cancer is challenging for both technical and anatomical reasons. The European Academy of Robotic Colorectal Surgery (EARCS) provides a competency based training programme through a standardised approach. However, there is no consensus on technical standards for robotic surgery when used during surgery for rectal cancer. The aim of this consensus study was to establish operative standards for anterior resection incorporating total mesorectal excision (TME) using robotic techniques, based on recommendations of expert European colorectal surgeons.

EARCS is very proud to have produced this landmark paper. Congratulations to everyone involved in the study!