Single-incision robotic colectomy (SIRC): Current status and future directions.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

By combining laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) techniques with the da Vinci robotic platform, single-incision robotic colectomy (SIRC) aims to further minimize incision-related complications and improve cosmetic outcomes from the current standard of care, laparoscopic colectomy. While there is limited literature on SIRC, all available reports suggest SIRC to be a safe and feasible procedure in terms of perioperative outcomes. Future research should focus on further clarification of proposed benefits of SIRC such as cosmetics, ergonomics, incidence of incision-related complications, and long-term oncologic outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Juo, Y-Y; Luka, S; Obias, V

Published Date

  • September 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 112 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 321 - 325

PubMed ID

  • 26133116

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26133116

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-9098

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jso.23935


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States