Intraoperative assistance systems aim to improve the quality of the surgery and enhance the surgeon's capabilities. Preferable would be a system which provides support depending on the surgery context and surgical skills accomplished. Therefore, the automated analysis and recognition of surgical skills during an intervention is necessary. In this paper a… (More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair with additional fundoplication is a commonly recommended standard surgical treatment for symptomatic large hiatal hernias with paraesophageal involvement (PEH). However, due to the risk of persistent side effects, this method remains controversial. Laparoscopic mesh-augmented hiatoplasty without fundoplication… (More)
BACKGROUND The effect of additional treatment strategies with antineoplastic agents on intraperitoneal tumor stimulating interleukin levels are unclear. Taurolidine and Povidone-iodine have been mainly used for abdominal lavage in Germany and Europe. METHODS In the settings of a multicentre (three University Hospitals) prospective randomized controlled… (More)
INTRODUCTION Mesh augmentation seems to reduce recurrences following laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair (LPHR). However, there is an uncertain risk of mesh-associated complications. Risk-benefit analysis might solve the dilemma. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic literature search was performed to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and… (More)
The Navigation System aims to facilitate Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy by intraoperative real-time information about the exact localization of instruments in relation to tumour and lymph nodes. The Navigation System has high accuracy in a static environment and was tested for accuracy and different sources of error in an animal model with similar organ… (More)
Surgical System ist so-mit in einem begrenzten Arbeitsvolumen mit hinreichender Genauigkeit möglich.