Minimally invasive esophagectomy is a complex operation with a long learning curve and the robotic platform has allowed increased utilization of a minimally invasive approach. Outcomes data comparing robotic and open approaches show improved results with robotic assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) in terms of perioperative morbidity and recovery yet preserving oncological outcomes.
This special supplement published in the ISDE Diseases of the Esophagus Journal contains a comprehensive collection of articles about robotic esophagectomy written by leading surgeons around the world. It serves as a useful resource for surgeons wanting to improve their skills and for students and trainees that are approaching the field of surgery.
Listen to Richard van Hillegersberg, University Medical Center Utrecht (The Netherlands) and Daniela Molena, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (USA) talk about this Special Supplement on Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: A New Standard of Care?
OPEN DOTE Supplement on Robotic Assisted Esophagectomy
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