Robotic Liver Resection

Kelly J. Lafaro, Camille Stewart, Abigail Fong, Yuman Fong

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Robotic surgery has rapidly evolved. It is particularly attractive as an alternative minimally invasive approach in liver surgery because of improvements in visualization and articulated instruments. Limitations include increased operative times and lack of tactile feedback, but these have not been shown in studies. Considerations unique to robotic surgery, including safety protocols, must be put in place and be reviewed at the beginning of every procedure to ensure safety in the event of an emergent conversion. Despite the lack of early adoption by many hepatobiliary surgeons, robotic liver surgery continues to evolve and find its place within hepatobiliary surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-281
Number of pages17
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2020


  • History of robotic liver surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Robotic hepatectomy
  • Robotic liver resection
  • Robotic liver surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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