The European School of Coloproctology Colorectal Robotic Surgery Working Group (ColoRobotica) is delighted to announce that the first part of our highly successful webinar series, From basic skills to fine art, had more than 1000 registrations from five continents.

Webinars are available for playback below >


Future robotic surgery webinars

The second part of the webinar series will be held on:

All webinars start at 17:00 CET / 16:00 GMT.


Series 02: Robotic Surgery Webinars - From basic skills to fine art

Part 01: Lateral lymph node dissection in rectal cancer

17 June 2021

This 60-minute session on lateral lymph node dissection in rectal cancer, looked at the anatomy, evidence and rationale, as well as the robotic technique.

Key topics included:

  • Introduction - Klaus Matzel
  • Anatomy - Thilo Wedel
  • Rationale and evidence - Takashi Akiyoshi
  • Robotic technique - Ichiro Takemasa
  • Discussions and Live Q & A

Presentations commented by George Chang

Moderators: Marcos Gómez Ruiz, Samson Tou

Part 02: It's always good to have a plan B – if things go wrong

Join us for our 60-minute event on why 'It's always good to have a plan B: if things go wrong'. Learn from experts in the field on how to understand what can go wrong, and how to think outside the box to solve the unforeseen challenges that can arise.

Key topics include:

  • Thinking outside the box on the go - Ellen van Eetvelde
  • Deviating by accident - Roger Gerjy
  • Conditions calling for trouble in robotic rectal resections - Charlie Evans
  • Discussions and Live Q&A

Invited comments: Philippe Rouanet

Moderators: Carmen Cagigas Fernandez, Dieter Hahnloser


Series 01: Robotic Surgery Webinars - From basic skills to fine art

Part 01: Rationale and Setting up

12 November 2020

During this 60 minute event, our presenters focused on the rationale of robotic colorectal surgery and how to set up a safe and efficient robotic surgery programme.

Key topics included:

  • Introduction - Klaus Matzel
  • The rationale behind robotic surgery - Samson Tou
  • Setting up a robotic programme - Ellen van Eetvelde
  • Live Q&A

Presentations commented by Neil Mortensen, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Moderators: Marcos Gomez Ruiz, Klaus Matzel

video The video of Part 01 is available in the members' area of this website

Part 02: General Concepts and Sigmoid Resection

17 December 2020

During the 60 minute event, our presenters focused on the general concepts of robotic colorectal surgery and sigmoid resection including splenic flexure mobilisation.

Key topics included:

  • Introduction - Klaus Matzel
  • General Concepts - Marek Zawadzki
  • Sigmoid Resection (incl. splenic flexure mobilisation) - Carmen Cagigas Fernandez
  • Live Q&A

Presentations commented by Professor Thomassen

Moderators: Roger Gerjy, Eloy Espin Basany

video The video of Part 02 is available in the members' area of this website

Part 03: Low Anterior Resection

21 January 2021

During this 60 minute event, our presenters focused on low anterior resection, including setting up for a successful TME, tips and tricks and pitfalls and mistakes.

Key topics included:

  • Introduction - Klaus Matzel
  • Low anterior resection: Setting up for successful TME - Marcos Gomez
  • Low anterior resection: Tips and tricks, pitfalls and mistakes - Jim Khan

Presentations were commented on by Professor Seon Hahn Kim followed by live Q&A

Moderators: Shwan Amin and Daniel Perez

Part 04: Complete Mesocolic Excision

16 March 2021

During the 60 minute event, our presenters focused on complete mesocolic excision, including choosing the right tool for the job, setup OR and ports, tips and tricks, pitfalls and mistakes.

Key topics included:

  • Introduction - Klaus Matzel
  • Compete mesocolic excision: Right tool for the job? - Roland Croner
  • Complete mesocolic excision: Setup OR and ports - Paolo Bianchi
  • Complete mesocolic excision: Tips, tricks, pitfalls and mistakes - Danilo Miskovic

Presentations were commented by Dr Garcia-Aguilar followed by live Q&A

Moderators: Danilo Miskovic and Paolo Bianchi

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