Reduced ports gastrointestinal surgery reduces the number or minimizes the size of wounds, thereby decreasing surgical invasiveness and stress for faster postoperative recovery. The surgical techniques involved in these procedures are much different from those in conventional laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. Therefore, the Reduced Ports Gastrointestinal Surgery Study Group (REDUSS) was founded in 2015 in an effort to standardize the surgical procedures, organize clinical trials, and develop new tools that are suitable for this type of surgery.
From 2016 to 2018, the group actively performed as a candidate research group under the Korean Gastric Cancer Society (KGCA). From 2018, it has been acting as an official research group under the KGCA.
Our vision is to minimize the surgical wound and to be able to perform scarless surgery. This will not only have advantage in cosmesis, but also reduce postoperative pain which - along with the early recovery after surgery program - will ultimately result in painless surgery. For this, we are working to develop various surgical tools and techniques, and also promote local production of these instruments.
Until now, our research group holds three to four annual meetings and share various experience in reduced ports gastrointestinal surgery. We look forward to the participation and interest of many members.