Robot-assisted surgery for gastric cancer: experience at our institute.

  title={Robot-assisted surgery for gastric cancer: experience at our institute.},
  author={Jun Isogaki and Shusuke Haruta and Mariko Man-i and Koichi Suda and Yuichiro Kawamura and Fumihiro Yoshimura and Toshiki Kawabata and Kazuki Inaba and Ken Ishikawa and Yoshinori Ishida and Keizo Taniguchi and Seiji Sato and Seiichiro Kanaya and Ichiro Uyama},
  journal={Pathobiology : journal of immunopathology, molecular and cellular biology},
  volume={78 6},
OBJECTIVE The robot-assisted surgical system was developed for minimally invasive surgery and is thought to have the potential to overcome the shortcomings of laparoscopic surgery. We introduced this system for the treatment of gastric cancer in 2008. Here we report our initial experiences of robot-assisted surgery using the da Vinci system. METHODS A retrospective review of robot-assisted gastrectomy for gastric cancer patients was performed in our institute. The clinicopathological features… CONTINUE READING