Robotic Gastrointestinal Surgery Historical Videos

Indications for Pancreatic Resection & Robotic Surgical Technique Video

Robotic Distal Pancreatectomy - removal of benign and malignant cysts and tumors in the body or the tail of the pancreas.

In this video, Thomas E. Clancy, MD, Associate Chief of Surgical Oncology at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), demonstrates a distal pancreatectomy using the DaVinci robotic surgical system. The indications for pancreatectomy and the workup of pancreatic cystic lesions are briefly discussed. The minimally invasive robotic technique potentially allows the many benefits of standard laparoscopic surgery to be applied to an increasingly complex group of pancreatic tumors.

Liver Cancer: Robotic Hepatectomy Video

Robotic Hepatectomy – removal of a portion of the liver due to liver cancer, leaving the remaining healthy tissue to resume liver function.

In this video, Thomas E. Clancy, MD, Associate Chief of Surgical Oncology at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), performs a robotic hepatectomy, one of the first in Boston. BWH is a world leader in using state-of-the-art robotics to significantly shorten patient recovery time and to minimize or eliminate the physical challenges presented by traditional laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery. As one of the most experienced and diversified robotic surgery providers worldwide, the largest multispecialty robotic surgery program in Boston, and the first center in the Boston region to perform 2,000 robot-assisted surgeries, we are doing everything possible to provide patients with the most appropriate surgical option.

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