Synchronous robotic right hemicolectomy and subtotal gastrectomy

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About 4% of patients with stomach cancer diagnosis have synchronous colorectal cancer and some of these patients may require a synchronous surgical resection. So far, only few minimally invasive series of synchronous resections have been described. We investigated the feasibility and safety of the synchronous robotic resection of the right colon and stomach malignancies, trying to identify a standardised and reproducible technique. It is essential to carefully plan the operation and the trocars positioning to minimise the number of robotic dockings and be able to operate comfortably. Herein, we describe our approach, which is safe and effective in terms of minimal invasiveness and oncological radicality. Robotic surgery could be used with even more advantage in complex multi-organ resections, providing the surgeon with a better vision, a more accurate dissection and longer instruments, to offer the patient all the benefits of a minimal invasive surgery.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUpdates Surg.
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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