Role of Robotic Surgery in Laparoscopy-Assisted Distal Gastrectomy

  • Keun Won Ryu
  • Woo Jin Hyung
  • Nobuhiko Tanigawa
  • Sang-Woong Lee


The robotic surgery system was introduced to overcome the demerits of laparoscopic surgery [1, 2]. The early impact of robotic surgery was that it may make it possible to perform complex procedures by minimally invasive surgery, such as surgery for prostate cancer and mitral valve surgery [3–6].


Gastric Cancer Advanced Gastric Cancer Robotic Surgery Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Mitral Valve Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gastric Cancer BranchNational Cancer CentreGoyang-siKorea
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryYonsei University College of MedicineSeodaemoon-kuKorea
  3. 3.Tanigawa Memorial HospitalIbarakiJapan
  4. 4.Department of General and Gastroenterological SurgeryOsaka Medical CollegeTakatsukiJapan

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