The Effect of Formal Robotic Residency Training on the Adoption of Minimally Invasive Surgery by Young Colorectal Surgeons Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Disbrow, David E; Pannell, Stephanie M; Shanker, Beth- A; Albright, Jeremy; Wu, Juan; Bastawrous, Amir; Soliman, Mark; Ferraro, Jane; Cleary, Robert K


  • The minimally invasive approach to colorectal surgery is still underused. Only 50% to 60% of colectomies and 10% to 20% of rectal resections for cancer are performed laparoscopically. The increasing adoption of the robotic platform for colorectal surgery warrants re-evaluation of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) training techniques. Although considering lessons learned from past laparoscopic training, a standardized national robotic training program for colon and rectal surgery residents was developed and implemented in 2011. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of this program on the usage of MIS in practice following residency training.

publication date

  • 2022

published in

start page

  • 767

end page

  • 778


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