Robotic Abdominoperineal Resection (APR)

Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer

Robotic abdominoperineal resection (APR) is performed in order to resect (surgically remove) rectal cancers lying on the anal sphincters, in the lower one-third of the rectum. Robot-assisted surgery is increasingly being used for these conditions because it allows for easier access to the lower rectum than other approaches while also offering the trauma-sparing benefits of minimally invasive surgery—including less post-operative discomfort and scarring, and a faster recovery.

Robotic Abdominoperineal Resection at NYULMC

The GI/hepatobiliary surgical oncologists at NYU Langone Medical Center are among the first in the New York area to use the da Vinci robot for these applications, and are developing a comprehensive minimally-invasive and robotic program to treat all gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.

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