Article Abstract

Robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) improves perioperative outcomes: a review

Authors: B. Feike Kingma, Michiel F. G. de Maat, Sylvia van der Horst, Pieter C. van der Sluis, Jelle P. Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg


Robotic assisted minimal invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) is increasingly applied as a clinically and oncologically safe technique in the surgical treatment of esophageal cancer. This review focuses on the advantages and potential opportunities of RAMIE to improve the perioperative and oncological outcomes based on the evidence from current literature. In addition, critical notes on aspects such as procedure duration and costs are addressed in this paper.