Article Abstract

Four arms robotic-assisted pulmonary resection—left upper lobectomy: how to do it

Authors: Alessandro Pardolesi, Luca Bertolaccini, Jury Brandolini, Piergiorgio Solli, Pierluigi Novellis, Giulia Veronesi

Abstract

Numerous published articles have shown the safety and efficacy of robotic anatomic pulmonary resection, including lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer. Several techniques have been described to perform a lung lobectomy robotically. Since the beginning of our experience, we adopted a four-arm robotic approach with the da Vinci Si System. More recently we have used the newer Xi model, that offers a simplified and “quicker” set-up and docking time. This article emphases specifically on the technical aspects of how to complete the hilar dissection during four-arm robotic lobectomy.