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CREST® Core Subject - The Role of Minimally Invasive Approaches in Rectal Cancer Surgery

CREST® Core Subject - The Role of Minimally Invasive Approaches in Rectal Cancer Surgery | ASCRS

After completion of this module, the learner should be able to:

  • Define the standard of care in the management of locally advanced rectal cancer.
  • Compare the short term and oncologic results of laparoscopic versus open resection for rectal cancer.
  • Discuss various minimally invasive approaches in the management of locally advanced rectal cancer.
  • Define the risks and benefits of open, laparoscopic, robotic and transanal total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer.
  • Discuss the strict follow-up criteria required for patients enrolled in non-operative management of locally advanced rectal cancer.

As a Weekly Curriculum module, it is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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