Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Posted On 2021-06-21 17:22:45

This series on “Robotic Thoracic Surgery” is edited by Dr. Ghulam Abbas from the Department of cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, West Virginia University School of Medicine, West Virginia, USA.

Conventional thoracic incisions are associated with significant pain and morbidity. Historically thoracic procedures required prolong hospital stay and recovery time. Minimally invasive approaches, initially video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and recently the robotic approach, have offset these morbidities without compromising the technical and oncological principles of thoracic surgery. In this series, world leaders in robotic thoracic surgery have provided an update on these common thoracic procedures to elucidate the indications and techniques for the readers.

Editorial on Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Is Robotic Approach More Suited for Thoracic Procedures than VATS?
Ghulam Abbas

Outcomes and technique of robotic diaphragm plication
Lana Schumacher, Danjing Zhao

Review Article on Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Development of the fundamentals of thoracic robotic surgery curriculum
Jeffrey S. Levy, Farid Gharagozloo

Global status of the robotic thoracic surgery
Ricardo Mingarini Terra, Pedro Henrique Cunha Leite, Alberto Jorge Monteiro Dela Vega

Beyond the learning curve: a review of complex cases in robotic thoracic surgery
Travis C. Geraci, Joshua Scheinerman, David Chen, Amie Kent, Costas Bizekis, Robert J. Cerfolio, Michael D. Zervos

Robotic first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome
Farid Gharagozloo, Nabhan Atiquzzaman, Mark Meyer, Barbara Tempesta, Scott Werden

Overview of the outcomes of robotic segmentectomy and lobectomy
Giulia Veronesi, Pierluigi Novellis, Gianluca Perroni

Outcomes of robotic esophagectomy
Amy Young, José María Alvarez Gallesio, David B. Sewell, Rebecca Carr, Daniela Molena

Training residents in robotic thoracic surgery
Evan T. Alicuben, Sean C. Wightman, Kimberly A. Shemanski, Elizabeth A. David, Scott M. Atay, Anthony W. Kim

Surgical Technique on Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Robotic pulmonary segmentectomy
Kelsey A. Musgrove, Charlotte R. Spear, Kamil Abbas, Britney R. Harris, Ghulam Abbas

Robotic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis surgical techniques and outcomes
Beebarg Raza, Ankit Dhamija, Ghulam Abbas, Alper Toker

Technique of robotic esophagectomy
Tadeusz D. Witek, John J. Brady, Inderpal S. Sarkaria

The series “Robotic Thoracic Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Ghulam Abbas is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for this series.