Robotic Esophagectomy


This video from Consultant and Head of Thoracic Surgical Oncology at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Dr. L. M. Darlong, shows robotic mobilization of the esophagus for squamous cell carcinoma following preoperative chemo-radiation. (Mckewan Esophagectomy) The procedure is done in the left lateral decubitus position. Three robotic arms are used along with a utility port for bedside assistance. The video of surgery is very crisp from the da Vinci robotic camera and is augmented with titles pointing at key anatomical points throughout. Not narrated, 09:52