Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Editor:Shumin Wang, MD, PhD

Publisher: AME Publishing Company (2015)
ISBN-10: 9881402719
ISBN-13: 978-9881402714
Hardcover: 162 pages
Language: English
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The first generation of robotic technology appeared twenty years ago (10). The robot lets surgeons carry out keyhole surgery remotely, allowing them to control robot arms from a console that also provides a three-dimensional image of the proceedings. The idea to develop robotic surgery platforms evolved from the need to improve the precision of surgical techniques. There is no doubt that robotics will be always more precise than even the most skilled surgeon with the steadiest hand. This development is growing and probably will allow surgeons to perform extremely complex surgical procedures using a minimally invasive approach through a small single hole in a near future
Table of Content
General Consideration
1 Evolving thoracic surgery: from open surgery to single port thoracoscopic surgery and future robotic
4 Robotic thoracic surgery: from the perspectives of European chest surgeons
10 Anesthesia of robotic thoracic surgery
17 Cost concerns for robotic thoracic surgery
Pulmonary Resection
20 A systematic review and meta-analysis on pulmonary resections by robotic video-assisted thoracic surgery
28 Robotic lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): Multi-center registry study of long-term oncologic results
31 Perspectives on robotic pulmonary resection: It’s current and future status
33 Open, thoracoscopic and robotic segmentectomy for lung cancer
44 Are video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and robotic video-assisted thoracic surgery (RVATS) for pulmonary resection ready for prime time?
46 Robotic lobectomy—the future of minimally invasive lobectomy?
49 Robotic lung segmentectomy for malignant and benign lesions
55 A complete video—atlas of five robotic—assisted lobectomies
57 Robotic-assisted pulmonary resection—Right upper lobectomy
66 Technical points of the operative procedure for robotic-assisted lung resection and lymph node dissection
72 Robotic-assisted right middle lobectomy
78 Robotic-assisted segmentectomy of lingual segment of the left upper pulmonary lobe
83 Robotic-assisted right upper lobectomy
88 Robotic-assisted right inferior lobectomy
94 Robotic-assisted right middle lobectomy for poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma
100 Robotic-assisted left upper lobectomy
109 Robotic-assisted left upper lingual segmentectomy
114 Robotic-assisted left inferior lobectomy
Mediastinal Surgery
119 Technical highlights of robotic-assisted mediastinal tumor resection
125 Robotic thoracic surgery of the anterior superior mediastinal bronchogenic cyst
130 Robotic thoracic surgery of the posterior superior mediastinal mass
133 Robotic thoracic surgery of the right posterior inferior mediastinal mass
137 Robotic thoracic surgery of the left pleural cupula mediastinal mass
141 Robotic thoracic surgery of the right lower anterior mediastinal mass
144 Robotic thoracic surgery of total thymectomy
149 Robotic thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis by vascular skeletonization
Esophagectomy
151 Minimally invasive and robotic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy
159 Hybrid Ivor Lewis esophagectomy with robotic assisted gastric mobilization and thoracoscopic esophageal dissection and anastomosis