Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) (Ongoing)

Posted On 2019-08-29 01:42:56



This focused issue on “Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME)” is edited by Dr. Satish Kumar Warrier and Dr. Alexander Heriot from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Epworth Healthcare and Alfred Hospitals, Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Satish Warrier is a consultant colorectal surgeon who works at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Alfred Health and Epworth Healthcare groups. He is the current chair of the training board for General Surgery in Victoria and is committed to surgical training in Australia. He is also the lead surgeon for taTME at Peter MacCallum and operates live during national courses conducted at the facility. Apart from proctoring taTME procedures, Satish also proctors Robotic operations around Australia and is a high volume robotic surgeon and is competent in many advanced robotic procedures.

Dr. Alexander Heriot is the Clinical Director: Cancer Surgery at Peter Mac. He is Chairman of the Research Support Committee for the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) and is a member of the Australasian Training Board in Colorectal Surgery (TBCRS). He is an active researcher focusing on complex colorectal disease. He leads a busy clinical practice with a particular interest in advanced and recurrent pelvic malignancy, peritoneal disease, and minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Editorial
    
Satish Warrier, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Alfred Health, Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne, Australia
    Alexander Heriot, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Alfred Health, Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne, Australia
  2. Challenges of MIS proctectomy
    Alexander Heriot, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Peadar Waters, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
  3. Argument for taTME
    David Clark, Colorectal Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, Brisbane, QLD, Australia; Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  4. Argument against taTME
    George Chang, Colorectal Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, TX, USA
  5. Anatomy for taTME
    Masaaki Ito, Department of Colorectal Surgery and Surgical Technology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan
  6. Training and accreditation in taTME (Australasia)
    Stephen W Bell, Department of General Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    Andrew Stevenson, Colorectal Surgery Unit, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  7. Training and accreditation in taTME (USA)
    Patricia Sylla, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
  8. Assessing implementation of taTME and the role of registries
    Marta Penna, Department of Surgery, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Roel Hompes, Department of Surgery, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  9. Complication profile of taTME and how it differs
    Matthew Albert, Center for colon and Rectal Surgery, Advent Health Orlando, FL, USA
  10. The role of taTME in IBD surgery
    John Burke, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  11. Advanced applications of taTME
    Satish Warrier, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Alfred Health, Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne, Australia
    Philip Smart, General Surgery and Gastroenterology Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Jacob McCormick, Colorectal Surgery Unit, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  12. Controversies in taTME
    Sam Atallah, HCA North Florida Division, Oviedo, FL, USA
  13. Robotics and taTME
    Tomas Larach, Cirugía Colorrectal y Cirugía General en Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  14. taTME into the future
    Antonio M. Lacy, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Institute of Digestive and Metabolic Diseases, Hospital Clinic, Centro de Investigación biomédica en Red en Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Disclosure:
The series “Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME)” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Satish Kumar Warrier and Alexander Heriot are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.