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In European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology

Advanced instrumentation whether robotic or non-robotic- hasn't itself made for better surgery as all critical measures of operative success depend still on intraoperative surgeon judgement and decision-making. Computer assisted surgery, or digital surgery, refers to the combination of technology with real-time data during an operation and is often assumed to need new hardware platforms to become a reality. However, methods to support personalised surgical endeavour exist now and can be deployed today within standard laparoscopic paradigms. Here we describe in detail the rationale for the deployment of such assistance for surgical step-advancement in our current practice evolution from traditional proximal colon cancer resection to complete mesocolic excision focussing on personalised 3d anatomical display, intraoperative, quantificative fluorescence assessment of intracorporeal anastomoses and postoperative digital feedback to enable reflection and identify areas of technical improvement.

Khan Mohammad Faraz, Cahill Ronan A


Artificial intelligence, Colorectal surgery, Computer vision, Computer-assistance, Digital surgery, Fluorescence gudied surgery