Focused Issue on Robotic Hepatobiliary Surgery: Part I

Posted On 2018-01-03 16:24:20

Surgical robots have a parallel development. Laparoscopes are the mechanical teleoperators in the surgical suite. Placing computerized controls on laparoscopic teleoperators created the current generation of surgical robots. Increasing number of tools and number of robotic entries into the market now allow an increasingly diverse number of procedures to be safely and effectively performed on the robotic platform. We are now at a pivotal point in the field when a technology is about to transform from a tool for innovators and experts to a tool for general practitioners. For hepatobiliary surgery in particular, the progress that has been made in the last five years in robotically-assisted MIS surgery has been astounding. In this issue of HBSN, we have highlighted some of these achievements and future challenges.

Robotic surgery: the promise and finally the progress
Yuman Fong, Yanghee Woo, Pier C. Giulianotti

Original Article 
Selecting incision-dominant cases for robotic liver resection: towards outpatient hepatectomy with rapid recovery
Laleh G. Melstrom, Susanne G. Warner, Yanghee Woo, Virginia Sun, Byrne Lee, Gagandeep Singh, Yuman Fong

Review Article
Training robotic hepatectomy: the Hong Kong experience and perspective
Eric C.H. Lai, Chung Ngai Tang

Robotic hepatectomy: the Korean experience and perspective
Gi Hong Choi, Jae Uk Chong, Dai Hoon Han, Jin Sub Choi, Woo Jung Lee

Value-based assessment of robotic pancreas and liver surgery
James C. Patti, Ana Sofia Ore, Courtney Barrows, Vic Velanovich, A. James Moser

Use of robotics in liver donor right hepatectomy
Po-Da Chen, Chao-Yin Wu, Yao-Ming Wu

Early recovery pathway for hepatectomy: data-driven liver resection care and recovery
Susanne G. Warner, Zeljka Jutric, Liana Nisimova, Yuman Fong

The emerging role for robotics in cholecystectomy: the dawn of a new era?
Jessica A. Zaman, Tejender Paul Singh

How We Do It
Robotic transduodenal excision of ampullary tumour
Francis C. H. Wong, Eric C. H. Lai, Daniel T. M. Chung, Chung Ngai Tang

Robotic assisted excision of type I choledochal cyst with Roux-en-y hepaticojejunostomy reconstruction
Shin-E Wang, Shih-Chin Chen, Bor-Uei Shyr, Yi-Ming Shyr