Minimally invasive approaches for gastric cancer-Korean experience.


Laparoscopic surgery in Korea increased rapidly because of the early detection of gastric cancer by the development of diagnostic tools and nationwide screening. The Korean Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery Study Group (KLASS group) played a leading role in various projects related with minimally invasive surgery. The justification of minimally invasive procedures including robotic surgery, sentinel-node biopsy, or single-port surgery/Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) must be predetermined by the clinical trial before a wide application, and the medical industry as well as surgeons should have great responsibility.

DOI: 10.1002/jso.23179
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@article{Yang2013MinimallyIA, title={Minimally invasive approaches for gastric cancer-Korean experience.}, author={Han-Kwang Yang and Yun-Suhk Suh and Hyuk-Joon Lee}, journal={Journal of surgical oncology}, year={2013}, volume={107 3}, pages={277-81} }