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  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • H-Index: 11 
  • ISSN: 2474-1663
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1663
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Major Scope

  •  Lymphoma
  •  General Oncology
  •  Immunotherapy
  •  Stomach Cancer
  •  Sarcomas
  •  Blood Cancer
  •  Cervical Cancer
  •  Gynecological Cancers


Citation: Clin Oncol. 2024;9(1):2060.DOI: 10.25107/2474-1663.2060

Comparing Surgical Outcomes between Conventional Thoracoscopic Esophagectomy vs. Robotic Esophagectomy: A Review

Chin D, Shreya S, Rusidanmu A, Ye P, Zhu X, Zhou K and Huang M

Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Zhejiang, China
Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lishui People's Hospital, The Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China
These authors contributed equally to this work

*Correspondance to: Aizemaiti Rusidanmu 

 PDF  Full Text Review Article | Open Access


Background: With a dismal 5-year survival rate and a place among the worst malignancies, esophageal cancer is a global health crisis. Invasive therapies such as esophagectomy are frequently used today. Although Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (RAMIE) is a potential remedy, further investigation is needed to see how it compares to conventional thoracoscopic Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE). Objective: The most recent studies (2017-2023) on Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (RAMIE) and Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE) for the treatment of esophageal cancer are covered in this review. In terms of clinical metrics, we compared the long-term results of RAMIE with those of the more conventional thoracoscopic esophagectomy (IVOR-LEWIS and McKeown). We address issues related to surgery, technique advantages and disadvantages, and the demand for more research. Method: We conducted an extensive literature review, analyzing recent studies and clinical trials centered on RAMIE and MIE to identify trends in surgical outcomes and patient experiences. Key Findings: RAMIE has the potential to produce better postoperative outcomes, including shorter hospital stays and better cosmetics. Learning curves and differences in surgical expertise become limitations. Patient satisfaction and long-term oncologic results are still understudied. Conclusion: RAMIE offers possibilities for treatment for esophageal cancer, with potential longterm benefits. To evaluate long-term effects and thoroughly compare RAMIE vs. MIE, additional research is needed. Esophageal cancer surgery will be shaped by ongoing clinical studies, which will provide information on patient outcomes and survival rates for these novel strategies.


Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE); Robot Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (RAMIE); Esophageal cancer

Cite the Article:

Chin D, Shreya S, Rusidanmu A, Ye P, Zhu X, Zhou K, et al. Comparing Surgical Outcomes between Conventional Thoracoscopic Esophagectomy vs. Robotic Esophagectomy: A Review. Clin Oncol. 2024;9:2060..

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