By Monica J. Smith

Charlotte, N.C.—Surgeons around the world are applying a robotic surgery platform to increasingly complex procedures and documenting their experiences. But few reports involve esophagectomy, and those that do usually include only a small number of patients.

At the 2019 Southeastern Surgical Congress, Alex Rosemurgy, MD, presented new research on robotic transhiatal esophagectomy (rTHE) that suggests the robotic approach is safe with risks that would be deemed acceptable