RTD funded International Robotic Colorectal Registry launches in Seville

The RTD funded registry, now active, led by Professor of Colorectal Surgery at The Royal Marsden, Professor Tekkis, allows 35 centres in the UK and Ireland to compare robotically assisted large bowel operations with other surgical methods across all centres. Robotically assisted bowel operations, numbering 610 cases in the UK alone in 2016 and growing by 30% year on year, are theoretically better for patient recovery, outcomes and quality of life.

The registry allows this theory to be tested and will facilitate the already growing use of robotics.

It has fulfilled a pressing need by setting up a collaborative network to compile national outcome data, pool experience, monitor safety and improve the training of robotically assisted large bowel surgery. The Registry is now active and capturing comprehensive data from every robotic colorectal case performed in the UK and Ireland to achieve these aims.

Now, in its second phase, the Registry launched in Seville in June 2019, following commitment secured by Christos Kontovounisios, Research Fellow at the RMCH and Imperial College, from the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery to allow the capture of data from surgeons across Europe.