Robot-Assisted Thoracic Surgery in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Jun Hee Lee, Jeong In Hong, Hyun Koo Kim

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Lobectomy is the standard treatment for early non-small cell lung cancer. Various surgical techniques for lobectomy have been developed, and minimally invasive thoracic surgery, such as video-assisted thoracic surgery or robot-assisted thoracic surgery, has been considered as an alternative to conventional open thoracotomy. The recently robotic lobectomy technique has developed since the first case series was published in 2002. Several studies have reported that robotic lobectomy has comparable oncologic and perioperative outcomes to those of video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy and open lobectomy. However, robotic lobectomy remains a challenge for surgeons because of the steep learning curve, reduced tactile sensation, difficulty in port placement, and challenges in cooperation between the surgeon and assistant. Many studies have reported on robotic lobectomy, but few have presented surgical techniques for robotic lobectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-278
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Chest Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Lobectomy
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Robot assisted thoracic surgery
  • Robotic lobectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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