Robotic Esophagectomy

Robotic Surgery for Esophageal Cancer

Robotic esophagectomy is a procedure performed to treat esophageal cancer by surgically removing the diseased portion of the esophagus (the foot-long tube connecting the back of the throat to the stomach). Robot-assisted surgery is increasingly being used to treat this condition, since it allows for the complete mobilization of the intra-abdominal esophagus and stomach without the need for a large abdominal incision—resulting in less post-operative discomfort and scarring and faster recovery.

Robotic Esophagectomy at NYULMC

The GI/hepatobiliary surgical oncologists and thoracic surgeons at NYU Langone Medical Center are among the first in the New York area to use the da Vinci robot for these applications, and are developing a comprehensive minimally-invasive and robotic program to treat all gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.

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