State of the art robotic distal pancreatectomy: a review of the literature

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Minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy has become increasingly used in practice. While laparoscopic approach is the most commonly used technique, robotic distal pancreatectomy (RDP) has emerged as a safe, feasible and effective approach for distal pancreatectomy. Most studies have shown that RDP improved perioperative surgical outcomes and has equivalent oncologic outcomes to open technique. Widespread adoption is limited by a steep learning curve, higher costs and the need for institutional training protocols in place for safe integration of the platform into practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)881-891
Number of pages11
JournalUpdates in Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2021


  • Learning curve
  • Minimally invasive
  • Operative technique
  • Outcomes
  • Robotic distal pancreatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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