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:
- Historical evolution and current state of robotic liver surgery
- Preoperative modern imaging modality prior to liver surgery
- 3D imaging and reconstruction in preparation for extended liver resection
- Cost comparison between robotic, laparoscopic, and open liver resection. Is robotic liver surgery economically acceptable?
- Building up an effective robotic surgery team. Who we need?
- Technical challenges of performing robotic liver resection
- Application of minimally invasive robotic liver surgery in living donor liver transplantation
- Advantages of robotic over laparoscopic liver surgery. Lesson learned from a high volume medical center
- Robotic approach for Klatskin tumor resection needing biliary reconstruction. Is this a promising technique?
- Robotic liver surgery from patient’s perspective
- Learning curve and pitfalls in establishing a new robotic liver surgery program