Advances in minimally invasive surgery are allowing surgeons to perform increasingly complex pancreatic resections. Early data reported from high–volume surgeons and centers indicate that these procedures are safe and efficacious if performed in carefully selected cases. In this chapter, we focus on the background and rise of robotic surgery, its application to a variety of complex pancreatic resections, and its perceived limitations and advantages over the laparoscopic and open approach. We highlight the evidence available in support of this platform and draw comparisons to seminal reports of laparoscopic and open pancreatic surgery.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Essentials of Robotic Surgery|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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