Globally, cancer of the colon and rectum is the third leading cause of cancer for males and the fourth leading cause for females. Penn Medicine surgeon Dr. Brian Kann discusses new surgical techniques employed to treat this disease with host Dr. Lee Freedman.
In addition to the newer single incision laparoscopy and robotic surgery techniques, Dr. Kann discusses how to asses which surgical technique is appropriate for your patient. Patterns of the disease and screening techniques are also discussed.
Source: ReachMD | Originally Aired: June 27, 2011