Robot-assisted gastric surgery

Makoto Hashizume, Keizo Sugimachi

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In conclusion, robot-assisted gastric surgery is now considered to be feasible in patients with Stage IA (T1N0) and Stage IB (T1N1, T2N0) early gastric cancer. The optimal treatment modalities have yet to be identified, however, and therefore clinical trials are called for. The authors believe that this new technology will markedly increase the survival rate of such patients all over the world in the near future, while also helping to significantly decrease the complication rates and hospital stay of the patients, which will thus result in a major beneficial socioeconomic impact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1429-1444
Number of pages16
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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