Background: A structured training is a key element for the learning of techniques with a high level of complexity, such as robotic colorectal surgery. Methods: This study reports the results of an expert consensus round table held during the 6th Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA) congress, focusing on recommendations in robotic colorectal surgery. Results: Three sequential steps are proposed for training: a basic module, to learn basic robotic skills and general competencies; an advanced module, to acquire skills to safely perform a colorectal resection, and tutored clinical practice providing procedures of increasing complexity. Each specific skill of the basic module and performance of each surgical step of a colorectal procedure was evaluated and rated from 1 to 3. Conclusions: Defining requirements to begin robotic colorectal activity, delineation of structured training programs and objectification of the acquired competences are key elements for a safe and efficient learning of robotic colorectal surgery.
|Journal||International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2016|
- Colorectal surgery
- Robotic surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications