Robotic Thoracic Surgery: Ruijin Hospital Experience

Posted On 2018-07-05 03:47:53
Robotic Thoracic Surgery: Ruijin Hospital Experience
Editors: Hecheng Li

Publisher: AME Publishing Company; 1st edition (2018)
ISBN: 978-9887891949
Hardcover: 169 pages
Language: English
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Minimally invasive, as the name suggests, refers to a surgical wound that is smaller than that produced by a conventional surgery, an ideal that has been the goal of surgeons. Surgery has always advanced in the direction of a mission to maintain and restore the physiological functions of the human body. All surgeons are well aware that when a surgery is performed to treat a disease, the surgical wound itself should be smaller than that from the disease, so as to meet the principle of beneficence, and on this basis, further reducing the surgical wound will benefit patients more. In the late twentieth century, along with the introduction of endoscopy, the concept of minimally invasive surgery was rapidly established and widely disseminated, and soon it became feasible and practicable. After nearly 30 years of development, thoracic surgery has already entered an era of "video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)", and minimally invasive thoracic surgical techniques have increasingly become mature. This Robotic Thoracic Surgery: Ruijin Hospital Experience, covering almost all current mainstream operations for thoracic diseases, summarizes the successful robotic operations in hundreds of patients in the Department of Thoracic Surgery of Ruijin Hospital. As an illustrated guide, it is highly informative and practical. Limited by the amount of surgical equipment, robotic thoracic surgery has not yet been fully popularized in China, however, we can foresee its accelerated development in the coming decade. Teaching and learning as a bi-directional activity.

Honorary Editors

Giulia Veronesi Division of Thoracic and General Surgery, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano (Milan), Italy
Jules Lin Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Inderpal S. Sarkaria Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Daniela Molena Thoracic Surgery Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA


Hecheng Li Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China

Associate Editors

Abbas E. Abbas Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Jie Xiang Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China

Secretary Of Editor

Su Yang Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
Table of Contents
1 Application of the da Vinci in thoracic surgery
Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery: Lung
7 Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: right lower lobectomy
12 Robotic lobectomy: revolution or evolution?
17 Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a promising surgical method
19 Robotic-assisted right middle lobectomy
25 Robotic assisted right middle lobectomy
26 Robotic portal lobectomy, surgery through a virtual thoracotomy
31 Reply to comments on “Robotic Assisted Right Middle Lobectomy”: incision positions, approaches and other problems
33 Robotic-assisted right upper lobectomy
Screening and Prevention
37 Is robotic surgery for NSCLC innovative enough?
39 Robotic-assisted right upper lobectomy: with the further research, robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) will be better in future
41 Robotic thoracic surgery: left lower lobectomy
46 Editorial for robotic left lower lobectomy
47 Robotic left lower lobectomy: our experience
48 Different techniques in robotic lung resection
52 Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: left upper lobectomy
57 Robotic-assisted left upper lobectomy: facing the challenge head-on
59 Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: cost and lymph node dissection
60 Ruijin robotic thoracic surgery: right S6 segmentectomy
64 Technical aspects of video-assisted and robotic-assisted thoracoscopic segmentectomy
67 Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic segmentectomy: there is a long way to go
70 Ruijin robotic thoracic surgery: S1+2+3 segmentectomy of the left upper lobe
75 Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery: a helpful tool or just another expensive gadget?
78 Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery: a promising tool should not be denied
80 Robotic thoracic surgery: S1+2 segmentectomy of left upper lobe
85 Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: state of the art and future perspectives
88 Robotic thoracic surgery: S1+2 segmentectomy of the left upper lobe: advantages of robotic assisted thoracic surgery
89 Robotic segmentectomy: far beyond choice
Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery: Esophagus
91 Ruijin robotic thoracic surgery: robot-assisted Ivor Lewis esophagectomy
97 Robotic assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: a comment on the Ruijin hospital experience
100 Robotic-assisted McKeown esophagectomy
108 Robotic esophagectomy: a better way or just another way?
112 Robotic-assisted McKeown esophagectomy: a safe and reliable method
114 Ruijin robotic thoracic surgery: robot-assisted enucleation of esophageal leiomyoma
Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery: Mediastinal Tumor
118 Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy
122 Robot-assisted surgery for posterior superior mediastinal mass
125 From manual to robotic video-assisted resection of posterior mediastinal masses
129 Robot-assisted surgery for posterior mediastinal mass
Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery: Perioperative Management
132 Pre-operative preparation for Da Vinci robotic surgery
137 Collaboration between the surgeon, assistants and nurses in robotic-assisted thoracic surgery
142 Postoperative management of robotic-assisted thoracic surgery

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