Full robotic Roux-en-Y reconstruction after gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a loop reconstruction technique


A robotic approach with radical lymph node dissection for gastric cancers is a safe and effective surgical procedure. However, there are still only a few studies in the reconstruction procedure after gastrectomy and many aspects of the use of the robotic surgical system remain controversial. In Roux-en-Y reconstruction, most institutions are adapted for reconstruction using small laparotomy due to the complicated procedure. We, therefore, developed a new and easy procedure for full robotic Roux-en-Y reconstruction after robotic gastrectomy. We named this procedure “loop reconstruction technique”. This article including video shows our loop reconstruction technique with an intracorporeal robot-sewn anastomosis after robotic gastrectomy.

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Ojima, T., Nakamura, M. & Yamaue, H. Full robotic Roux-en-Y reconstruction after gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a loop reconstruction technique. Updates Surg 72, 1279–1281 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13304-020-00889-1

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  • Gastric cancer
  • Robotic surgery
  • Roux-en-Y reconstruction
  • Loop reconstruction technique