Technical Aspects of Robotic-Assisted Pancreaticoduodenectomy (RAPD)

Kevin Tri Nguyen, Amer H. Zureikat, Sricharan Chalikonda, David L. Bartlett, A. James Moser, Herbert J. Zeh

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Minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenctomy (MIPD) is a technically challenging procedure. Current laparoscopic equipment with its limited range of motion, poor surgeon ergonomics, and lack of 3D view has limited the addition of MIPD. The robotic platform is able to overcome these limitations, allowing the recreation of time-honored open surgical principles of this procedure through a minimally invasive approach. We present here the technical aspects of the University of Pittsburgh robotic-assisted pancreaticoduodenctomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)870-875
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Laparoscopic
  • Minimally invasive
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Robotic
  • Whipple

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


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