Grimminger and colleagues present their technique for a four-armed robotic approach to esophageal cancer surgery. The authors note the improved control and dexterity offered by the addition of the fourth arm, leading to greater surgeon independence in this complex procedure.
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Robotic Thoracic Surgery
August 31, 2018
August 21, 2018
For high volume surgeons (defined as 20 or more annual lobectomies), the use of a robotic approach had a lower conversion to open rate and a lower complication rate, while having a mean operating time that was 25 min longer on average compared to a VATS approach.
July 19, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Ft Lauderdale, FL, Joel Dunning of the James Cook University Hospital in London, UK, interviews Raja Flores of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, USA, about surgical treatment for mesothelioma and lung cancer.
July 2, 2018
This video demonstrates a robotic right upper lobectomy, performed using the Cerfolio method of port placement.
June 25, 2018
This video demonstrates technical aspects of robotic-assisted decortication for fibrothorax, including port placement, robot docking, and closure.
May 30, 2018
This video shows the successful surgical treatment of a large pneumatocele in the patient's right lower lobe using robotic marsupialization.
May 25, 2018
Find it here: The 26th ESTS Meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
May 16, 2018
The authors present a useful resource in the management of pulmonary sequestration, with consideration given to advancements in robotic technology.
Robotic Right Upper Lobectomy for Stage IIIA-pN2 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer After Induction Chemotherapy
May 9, 2018
This video showed the feasibility of a robotic approach to perform a lobectomy with radical lymphadenectomy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer after induction chemotherapy.
May 1, 2018
This video demonstrates a robotic-assisted anatomic resection of the anterior segment.