Totally endoscopic robotic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis

Robert C. Ashton, Karen M. McGinnis, Cliff P. Connery, Daniel G. Swistel, Douglas R. Ewing, Joseph J. DeRose

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The current recommendations for treating myasthenia gravis include surgical thymectomy for patients between puberty and 60 years of age. This is a report of a new method for surgical thymectomy using the robotic da Vinci surgical system for a totally endoscopic approach. This new procedure combines the potential advantages of minimally invasive methods with the efficacy of open procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-571
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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