Article Abstract

Chasing the right path: tips, tricks and challenges of robotic approach to posterior segments

Authors: Fabrizio Di Benedetto, Giuseppe Tarantino, Paolo Magistri


The advent of minimally invasive technologies to approach liver diseases changed some paradigms of liver surgery during the last two decades. They allow to safely treat patients with poor liver function, portal hypertension and cirrhosis, reducing the risk of decompensation (1). However, those potential benefits resulted to be in contrast with the actual application of such technologies in the real-life (2,3). Moving from traditional open to laparoscopic surgery initially implied to rethink operative strategies and forced the first generation of minimally invasive surgeons to learn again several technical skills.