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Spotlight on Evidence Synthesis Program

Robot-assisted Surgery for Esophageal Cancer: Analysis of Short- and Long-term Outcomes

by Mark Girgis, ; Michael Mederos, MD ; Mark Wilson, MD, PhD
Seminar date: 4/27/2021

Description: Esophagectomy is an important component of esophageal cancer treatment that can be performed via open, thoraco-laparoscopic, or robot-assisted approaches. Adoption of robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) continues to increase, but questions remain about its utility compared to other approaches. A systematic review was performed to examine the short and long-term outcomes of RAMIE as compared to open and other minimally-invasive approaches to esophagectomy for cancer.

Intended Audience: This presentation is broadly intended for thoracic surgeons, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, and gastroenterologists.

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