Journal article

A standardized approach for the thoracic dissection in robotic-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE)

BF Kingma, M Read, R van Hillegersberg, YK Chao, JP Ruurda

Diseases of the Esophagus | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2020

Abstract

Robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) is increasingly being adopted as the preferred surgical treatment for esophageal cancer, as it is superior to open esophagectomy and a good alternative to conventional minimally invasive esophagectomy. This paper addresses the technical details of the thoracoscopic phase of RAMIE, including the operating room set-up, patient positioning, port placement, and surgical steps.