Minimally Invasive Total Gastrectomy

  • Kaitlyn J. Kelly
  • Vivian E. StrongEmail author


The role of minimally invasive surgery for total gastrectomy is not well-established. This chapter describes the technical aspects of laparoscopic and robotic approaches for total gastrectomy for gastric cancer and discusses considerations regarding the learning curve and patient selection. The chapter also summarizes the current literature on minimally invasive approaches to total gastrectomy with focus on technique, outcomes, and cost.


Total gastrectomy Robotic total gastrectomy Gastric cancer Minimally invasive total gastrectomy 

Supplementary material

Video 8.1

In this video, the surgeon demonstrates her approach to minimally invasive total gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma. (WMV 246,113 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Surgical OncologyThornton Hospital and Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  2. 2.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA

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