Essentials and future directions of robotic pancreatic surgery

Melanie Ongchin, Melissa E. Hogg, Herbert J. Zeh, Amer H. Zureikat

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

6 Scopus citations


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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Robotic Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319095646
ISBN (Print)9783319095639
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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