Robotic hepatectomy

Essa M. Aleassa, Emin Kose, Amit Khithani, Eren Berber

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The description of the first laparoscopic liver surgery in 1993 introduced a new era of minimally invasive liver surgery which slowly gained acceptance since then. In 2008, an international consensus meeting was held in Louisville, Kentucky, to discuss the applications and limitations of minimally invasive liver surgery. The advent of robotic surgery has interested liver surgeons for the features it has, namely, high-quality 3-D image, increased freedom of movement with articulating hand tools, and the ability to suture with similar safe sutures in narrow spaces by eliminating shaking. Robotic surgery has the potential to exceed some of the limits of laparoscopy, and its application in this area has expanded rapidly in recent years. This chapter will shed light on the history of minimally invasive liver surgery, patient selection for robotic surgery, general technical aspects, limitations, and finally the literature review of safety and outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobotic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783030535940
ISBN (Print)9783030535933
Publication statusPublished - Apr 25 2021


  • Hepatectomy
  • Liver surgery
  • Minimally invasive liver surgery
  • Robotic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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