Robotic surgery or robotic assisted surgery is a newer variation on minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery the technique is very similar to standard laparoscopic surgery in that instruments are passed into the abdomen through trocars. Laparoscopic colon resections are being performed with increasing frequency in the united states though the use of minimally invasive techniques in colorectal surgery has lagged behind its application in other surgical fields since the first laparoscopic colectomy was described in 1991 a great . Preamble the following recommendations regarding the safe performance of laparoscopic resection for curable colon and rectal cancer are intended for surgeons experienced in both minimally invasive surgery and the surgical treatment of patients with colon and rectal cancer. Tuesday oct 8 healthday news seniors who have minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer are much less likely to end up in a nursing home after being discharged from the . In certain conditions the surgeon will use a single incision technique which is similar to laparoscopic surgery but uses only one incision through the belly button to access the colon and rectum laparoscopic and single incision colon and rectal operations are performed under general anesthesia
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