Robotic hepatectomy: the Korean experience and perspective

Gi Hong Choi, Jae Uk Chong, Dai Hoon Han, Jin Sub Choi, Woo Jung Lee


Since the robotic surgical system was first introduced in 2005, the number of robotic surgery has been gradually increasing in Korea. The proportion of general robotic surgery is relatively higher compared to the western countries, but robotic liver resection is one of the most complex procedures among robotic general surgery. In this article, we introduce the development of robotic liver resection in Korea and describe our standardized techniques. The current data on robotic liver resection in our institute and other centers in Korea are also presented.