Totally robotic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy

Raghav A. Murthy, Kemp H. Kernstine

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This chapter details briefly the history and evolution of esophagectomy. The transition to minimally invasive methods, advantages, disadvantages, and the emergence of robot-assisted esophagectomies are detailed. The early reports of robot-assisted esophagectomy have incomplete documentation; however, the history of its evolution to totally robotic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy has been detailed. The indications, preoperative planning, anesthetic concerns, operative technique for performing this procedure safely (including a video link and intraoperative pictures), postoperative care, and complications are discussed. A comprehensive review of the published outcomes, costs incurred, and "resident training" for this procedure are provided.

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


  • Anastomotic leak
  • Barrett's esophagitis
  • Cost
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Ivor Lewis esophagectomy
  • Resident training
  • Totally robotic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy


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