Essentials and future directions of robotic esophageal surgery

Umer I. Chaudhry, W. Scott Melvin

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Although dramatic advancements have been made since the first reported esophagectomy in 1911, surgery of the esophagus remains one of the most challenging operations with high morbidity and mortality. Introduction and continuous development of laparoscopic techniques during the last two decades have led to a significant shift in the treatment algorithm of esophageal diseases, and, in most cases, minimally invasive esophageal surgery has now replaced open procedures as the standard of care. Recently, robotic applications in the realm of minimally invasive esophageal surgery are gaining acceptance, and this chapter will explore the safety and feasibility of such techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Robotic Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319095646
ISBN (Print)9783319095639
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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