Robotic Whipple’s Surgery- Pancreaticoduodenectomy



Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is considered one of the most complex and technically challenging abdominal surgeries. With increasing use of minimally invasive surgery, this operation continues to be performed most commonly in an open fashion. Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy is characterized by high morbidity and mortality rates in published series. Since the early 2000s, use of robotics for PD has slowly evolved.

For appropriately selected patients, robotic PD has shown to have less intraoperative blood loss, decreased morbidity and mortality, shorter hospital length of stay, and similar oncological outcomes compared with Open.

With demonstrated non-inferior oncologic outcomes for Robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy, the potential exists that Robotic PD may be the future standard in surgical management for pancreatic disease. We present a case video of a periampullary tumor and describe our institution’s surgical technique for robotic Pancreaticoduodenectomy.

Authors : Dr Ashwini Kumar Kudari, Dr M.S.Sadat, Dr Jayant Mulchandani

Institution: Muzamdar Shaw Cancer Centre, Narayana Health City, Bangalore.

Narrated video presentation, with PPT’s, PET-CT scans, excellent robotic surgery videos and photo, 06:56

Robotics, Wellbeing