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The possible advantages of laparoscopic (assisted) total gastrectomy (LTG) versus open total gastrectomy (OTG) have not been reviewed systematically. The aim of this study was to systematically review the short-term outcomes of LTG versus OTG in the treatment of gastric cancer. A systematic search of PubMed, Cochrane, CINAHL, and Embase was conducted. All(More)
Introduction: Robotic telemanipulation systems have been introduced recently to enhance the surgeon's dexterity and visualization in videoscopic surgery in order to facilitate refined dissection, suturing, and knot tying. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the technical feasibility of performing a safe and efficient robot-assisted handsewn(More)
BACKGROUND Robotic systems for minimally invasive surgery may be of added value during extensive dissection and suturing in confined spaces, such as laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF). The purpose of this trial was to compare standard LNF with robot-assisted Nissen fundoplication (RNF). METHODS Between 2003 and 2005, 50 patients with confirmed(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) is currently considered the surgical approach of choice for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication (LTF) has been said to reduce troublesome dysphagia and gas-related symptoms. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) was performed to(More)
Robotic surgery systems were introduced to overcome the disadvantages of endoscopic surgery. The goal of this study was to assess whether robot assistance could support endoscopic surgeons in performing a complex endoscopic task. Five experienced endoscopic surgeons performed end-to-end anastomosis on post-mortem porcine small intestine. The procedure was(More)
Laparoscopic surgery offers patients distinct benefits but is not without its disadvantages to surgeons in terms of maneuverability and visualization. Robotic telemanipulation systems were introduced with the objective of providing a solution to the problems in this field of surgery. The feasibility of robot-assisted surgery was assessed by performing 35(More)
Robot-assisted surgical systems have been introduced to improve the outcome of minimally invasive surgery. These systems also have the potential to improve ergonomics for the surgeon during endoscopic surgery. This study aimed to compare the user’s mental and physical comfort in performing standard laparoscopic and robot-assisted techniques. Surgical(More)
AIM To evaluate the current status of gastric cancer surgery worldwide. METHODS An international cross-sectional survey on gastric cancer surgery was performed amongst international upper gastro-intestinal surgeons. All surgical members of the International Gastric Cancer Association were invited by e-mail to participate. An English web-based survey had(More)
Long-term results of inguinal hernia repair with the Prolene Hernia System (PHS) in our regional training hospital were retrospectively analysed. Research was conducted in an identical cohort of patients previously investigated for short-term results. One-hundred and fifty-eight patients (217 inguinal hernias) treated with the PHS were traced and included.(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the worldwide trends in surgical techniques for esophageal cancer surgery by comparing it to our survey from 2007. In addition, new questions were added for gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. An international survey on surgery of esophageal and GEJ cancer was performed among surgical members of the International(More)