Robotic Liver Surgery

Posted On 2020-03-17 02:20:36

The emergence of minimally invasive surgical approach for liver resection has been fostered by the introduction of digital technology including fiberoptic imaging and development of laparoscopic hemostatic tools such as clips, linear staplers, and ultrasonic/bipolar energy devices. The robotic surgical platform is gradually being applied worldwide by liver surgeons even in developing countries with comparable outcomes to those of open liver surgery, while gaining the benefits of the minimally invasive approach.

Historical evolution and current state of robotic liver surgery
Iswanto Sucandy, Andres Giovannetti

Review Article
Building up an effective robotic liver surgery team: who do we need?
Patrick N. Salibi, Dionisios Vrochides, John B. Martinie, Erin H. Baker, David A. Iannitti, Lee M. Ocuin

Editorial Commentary
The application of indocyanine green fluorescence as imaging modality during robotic liver surgery
Marco Vito Marino, Adelfio Latteri, Marcos Gomez Ruiz

Advantages of robotic over laparoscopic liver surgery—lesson learned from a high-volume medical center
Iswanto Sucandy, Andres Giovannetti

Robotic liver surgery from the patient’s perspective
Kelly J. Lafaro, Yuman Fong

Learning curve and pitfalls in establishing a new robotic liver surgery program
Ahmad Hamad, Allan Tsung, Aslam Ejaz

The series “Robotic Liver Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Laparoscopic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Iswanto Sucandy served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.