TAICHUNG, Taiwan, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Colorectal Surgery Forum (ICRSF) was established in 2010, and it is the only specialized and comprehensive annual gathering in Taiwan to bring together the world's top surgeons and experts. It also offers in-depth symposiums and the latest information about the most advanced techniques in colorectal surgery.
Building on the success of previous forums, ICRSF 2016 once again provided tremendous opportunities for all participants—and in particular, health professionals— to discuss the latest practices in the field, as well as share information about a variety of minimally invasive and complex surgical procedures and a whole range of colorectal conditions and diseases. Highlights of this year's forum included the live-broadcast of a 3-D surgery transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME), which was performed by the world's leading authorities in rectal-cancer surgery, and an international symposium on "Women in Surgery." Recent major advances provided by surgical robots are allowing doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than was previously possible with conventional techniques. 3-D magnification, for example, has delivered improved ergonomics. In addition, minimally invasive techniques in colorectal surgery have been evolving quickly over the past two decades. TaTME, for instance, was developed as a combination of skills and technologies acquired from different minimal invasive approaches, such as transanal endoscopic microsurgery, transanal minimally invasive surgery, and natural orifices transluminal endoscopic surgery. 3-D taTME is done with meticulous precision and miniaturization. This surgery offers many benefits to patients, including a shorter procedure time, less pain, a quicker recovery, and so on.