编者按：由美国Cleveland Clinic主办的一年一度的消化疾病周（Digestive Disease Institute Week，简称DDI Week）于2月14日至18日在美丽的阳光之州佛罗里达Boca Raton成功举行。该会议是消化病领域的世界级顶尖盛会，历经38年的发展和推广，目前已经成为全球消化病领域过去与未来、热点与难点、东方与西方争锋亮剑的平台。会议上，AME出版社有幸邀请到Wai Lun Law教授给大家分享了机器人直肠外科手术和腹腔镜手术在香港的应用现状。
图. Prof. Wai Lun Law（右）与AME编辑（左）的合照
作为一名结直肠外科手术医生，Prof. Law有着多达15年腹腔镜手术操作的经验。近年来，由于机器人技术、微机电系统技术、计算机图像技术等的迅速发展，已经出现了外科手术机器人(Surgical Robot)，并研制开发辅助内镜手术机器人系统，来完成内镜操作甚至手术工具的操作。因此，针对某些特定的患者，Prof. Law也因地制宜地使用该技术，或者选择本次会议的讨论热点——经肛门全直肠间膜切除术（TaTME）。
How do you think the laparoscopic surgery for treating rectal cancer?
Concerning you’re also an expert in the Robotic field, would you like to tell us which learning curve is shorter for the surgeons between robot and laparoscopy?
Would you like to tell us the current status of application of robotic technique for colorectal cancer in HK? And what’s the difference between its application in HK and mainland?
What do you think is the trend for the treatment for colorectal cancer?
When did you realize you’re interested in medicine? Why the field of colorectal cancer?
How do you keep yourself updated with the latest technique or progress in your field?
Wai Lun Law
Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Prof. Law graduated from Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong in 1987. He obtained the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1991. He was conferred the degree of Master of Surgery in 2001 with the research on the surgical treatment for rectal cancer. Professor Law was appointed as the Clinical Professor of Surgery at The University of Hong Kong in 2008. Currently he is the Anthony and Anne Cheung Professor in Innovative and Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Chief of Division of Colorectal Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital. He is also the Director of the Surgical Skills Centre in the Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong. In August 2013, Professor Law was appointed the Associate Dean in Clinical Affairs of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong.
Professor Law’s main clinical and research interests are in colorectal surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Professor Law is a member of numerous professional societies. He was on the Education Resources Committee of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He was currently the Secretary-General of the International Society for Digestive Surgery and is currently the President Elect of the International Society of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.
Professor Law has authored over 140 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently on the editorial board of 10 journals. He is also a regular reviewer of over 30 scientific journals including Annals of Surgery, British Journal of Surgery, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Surgical Endoscopy and Annals of Surgical Oncology.
采访编辑 / 高凤平、冯雁萍，AME Publishing Company.
视频编辑 / 麦雪芳，AME Publishing Company.