© 2015

Essentials of Robotic Surgery

  • Matthew Kroh
  • Sricharan Chalikonda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Heidi Ryan, Shawn Tsuda
    Pages 1-12
  3. Tomasz Rogula, Pablo A. Acquafresca, Martin Bazan
    Pages 13-26
  4. Chan W. Park, Dana D. Portenier
    Pages 27-43
  5. Umer I. Chaudhry, W. Scott Melvin
    Pages 45-54
  6. Pornthep Prathanvanich, Bipan Chand
    Pages 55-72
  7. Shinil K. Shah, Peter A. Walker, Brad E. Snyder, Erik B. Wilson
    Pages 73-80
  8. Raul Martin Bosio, Alessio Pigazzi
    Pages 95-111
  9. M. Shirin Sabbaghian, Suzanne C. Schiffman, Allan Tsung
    Pages 113-129
  10. Melanie Ongchin, Melissa E. Hogg, Herbert J. Zeh III, Amer H. Zureikat
    Pages 131-148
  11. Ryaz Chagpar, Eren Berber
    Pages 149-163
  12. Bernard J. Park, Joanne Glanville, Gregg Baranski
    Pages 165-177
  13. Dan Eisenberg, Sherry M. Wren
    Pages 179-190
  14. Trang Kim Nguyen, Kevin El-Hayek
    Pages 191-199
  15. G. Dante Roulette, Myriam J. Curet
    Pages 201-214
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 215-218

About this book


Essentials of Robotic Surgery is designed to present a comprehensive and state-of-the-art approach to robotic surgery within the broad confines of general surgery. Sections address preliminary issues surgeons face when initially undertaking robotics. These areas include training, basic techniques, setup, and general troubleshooting. Subsequent chapters focus on specific disease processes and the robotic applications for those procedures. Written by experts in the field, each of these sections address patient selection, preoperative considerations, technical conduct of the most common operations, and avoiding complications. A brief review of the existing literature addressing the particular topic follows in each section. The text concludes with chapters on other robotic platforms beyond the only current FDA approved device (Intuitive Surgical) as well as future directions, including single-site, enhanced imaging, 3-D modeling, and tele-proctoring, including to and distant site surgery. Extensive illustrations and links to video make this an interactive text.


Essentials of Robotic Surgery is of great value to general surgeons and associated sub-specialists, trainees including residents and fellows, fully trained surgeons looking to start a robotic surgery practice, and experienced robotic surgeons looking to expand the types of procedures that they currently perform robotically. ​


3-D modeling enhanced imaging robotic applications technical conduct tele-proctoring

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew Kroh
    • 1
  • Sricharan Chalikonda
    • 2
  1. 1.Digestive Disease InstituteCleveland Clinic Lerner College of MedicineClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Surgical OperationsCleveland Clinic Lerner College of MedicineClevelandUSA

About the editors

Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS is a surgeon in the Digestive Disease Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He joined the staff after completing a General Surgery residency and a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery and surgical endoscopy at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kroh also holds positions with the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and the Center for Surgical Innovation, Technology, and Education, located at the Cleveland Clinic's main campus. He is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio and board certified by the American Board of Surgery. His specialty interests include advanced laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, surgical endoscopy, and single incision laparoscopic surgery.

Sricharan Chalikonda, MD completed his general surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic. He then completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and a minimally invasive surgery fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic. He is currently the Vice Chair of Surgical Operations and the Director of Robotic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic where he started the HIPEC program. Since the inception of the program he has performed over 100 cases.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Essentials of Robotic Surgery
  • Editors Matthew Kroh
    Sricharan Chalikonda
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-09563-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34702-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-09564-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 218
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 117 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Colorectal Surgery
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the book reviews:

“The audience includes all levels of surgeons and surgeons-in-training. The authors hope the book will help residents develop an understanding of and gain a perspective on the fundamentals of robotic procedures while helping experts expand their robotics practice. … This will be a welcome addition to any surgeon’s library. Surgeons-in-training can develop needed expertise and experienced surgeons can find tips and tricks for their trade.” (John C. Byrn, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2015)