Focused Issue on Robotic Liver Surgery

Posted On 2019-06-19 10:21:35


This focused issue on “Robotic Liver Surgery” is edited by Dr. Iswanto Sucandy, from Digestive Disease Institute, AdventHealth Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA.

Dr. Iswanto Sucandy is a highly experienced board-certified surgeon with dual fellowship training in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, as well as Advanced Gastrointestinal Minimally Invasive Surgery. He primarily specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for conditions of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts. Dr. Sucandy is one of very few surgeons who perform advanced minimally invasive robotic liver resection for malignant and benign tumors.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Historical evolution and current state of robotic liver surgery
    Iswanto Sucandy, Digestive Disease Institute, AdventHealth Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA
    
Andres Giovannetti, Digestive Disease Institute, AdventHealth Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA
  2. Preoperative modern imaging modality prior to liver surgery
    Marco Vito Marino, Giaccone Hospital, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
  3. Building up an effective robotic surgery team: Who do we need?
    Lee M. Ocuin, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Atrium Health/Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA
  4. Technical challenges of performing robotic liver resection
    Jae Hoon Lee, Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Centre, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  5. Application of robotic technology in hepatobiliary surgery. Clinical experience and learning curve
    Imran Siddiqui, St Vincent Medical Center, CT, USA
  6. Advantages of robotic over laparoscopic liver surgery—lesson learned from a high-volume medical center
    Iswanto Sucandy, Digestive Disease Institute, AdventHealth Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA

    Andres Giovannetti, Digestive Disease Institute, AdventHealth Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA
  7. Robotic liver surgery from patient’s perspective
    Yuman Fong, Department of Surgery, City of Hope National Medical Center, City of Hope Hospital Duarte, Duarte, CA, USA
  8. Learning curve and pitfalls in establishing a new robotic liver surgery program
    Allan Tsung, Division of Surgical Oncology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, James Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute, Columbus, OH, USA