Minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer: the American experience

  title={Minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer: the American experience},
  author={Erin K. Greenleaf and Susie X. Sun and Christopher S Hollenbeak and Joyce Wong},
  journal={Gastric Cancer},
Minimally invasive surgical techniques are increasingly being implemented in oncologic care. This study assesses the impact of minimally invasive surgery on oncologic and perioperative outcomes in the management of gastric cancer in the USA. From the American College of Surgeons and American Cancer Society National Cancer Data Base, we identified 6427 patients who underwent gastrectomy for cancer from 2010 to 2012. Treatment groups were categorized with an intention-to-treat paradigm as robotic… CONTINUE READING