Article Abstract

Technique of robotic assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE)

Authors: Olugbenga T. Okusanya, Nicholas R. Hess, James D. Luketich, Inderpal S. Sarkaria


Esophagectomy remains a central component in the therapy of esophageal cancer and the salvage therapy of choice in many benign esophageal pathologies. Despite having been described more than a hundred years ago, esophagectomy remains an operation with potential high morbidity and mortality outside of specialized centers (1-3).