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Robotics in General Surgery

  • Keith Chae Kim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Overview of the Robotic System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Haidar Abdul-Muhsin, Vipul Patel
      Pages 3-8
    3. Monika E. Hagen, Hubert Stein, Myriam J. Curet
      Pages 9-15
    4. Erik B. Wilson, Hossein Bagshahi, Vicky D. Woodruff
      Pages 17-22
  3. Surgical Techniques: Esophagus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Abbas E. Abbas, Mark R. Dylewski
      Pages 25-32
    3. Daniel H. Dunn, Eric M. Johnson, Kourtney Kemp, Robert Ganz, Sam Leon, Nilanjana Banerji
      Pages 33-54
    4. Julia Samamé, Mark R. Dylewski, Angela Echeverria, Carlos A. Galvani
      Pages 55-65
  4. Surgical Techniques: Thoracic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Robert James Cerfolio, Ayesha S. Bryant
      Pages 85-91
  5. Surgical Techniques: Stomach

  6. Surgical Techniques: Bariatric

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Erik B. Wilson, Hossein Bagshahi, Vicky D. Woodruff
      Pages 113-119
    3. Jorge Rabaza, Anthony M. Gonzalez
      Pages 121-132
  7. Surgical Techniques: Hepatobiliary/Pancreas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Martin J. Dib, Tara Kent, A. James Moser
      Pages 145-150

About this book


Robotics in General Surgery provides a comprehensive review of the current applications of the robotic platform in all the general surgery subspecialties. Additionally, for each subspecialty it serves as a procedure-oriented instruction manual in terms of technical details of procedures, including fundamentals of robot positioning and trocar placement, step-by-step description of procedures, comprehensive discussions of advantages, limitations, indications, and relative contraindications of using the robotic approach.  The text also discusses the challenges and steps to overcoming these challenges in transitioning from a minimally invasive to a robotic practice/surgeon.  Lastly, this volume addresses emerging technology in robotics and the impact that the robotics platform will have on not only practice of surgery, but also in the education of surgeons at all levels.

Written by experts in the field of robotic surgery, Robotics in General Surgery is a valuable resource for general surgeons of all levels including residents, fellows and surgeons already in practice.

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith Chae Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Metabolic Medicine and Surgery InstituteFlorida Hospital Celebration HealthCelebrationUSA

About the editors

Keith Chae Kim, MD
Florida Hospital Celebration Health, Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute, Celebration, FL, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Robotics in General Surgery
  • Editors Keith Chae Kim
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-8738-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-5256-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-8739-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 511
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 403 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Surgery
    Colorectal Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“This is a comprehensive textbook intended ‘to serve as a ‘how to’ reference of robotically performed procedures in general surgery.’ … The audience is practitioners and fellowship level trainees in the specialties that flow from general surgery. … This is a very high quality book that is a cut above the typical robotic surgery textbook. I believe it will become a classic in the field.” (Carol Scott-Conner, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2015)