Breast Reconstruction with the Robotic-Assisted Latissimus Dorsi Harvest

  • Mark W. ClemensEmail author
  • Jesse C. Selber


Surgeons have spent the better part of four decades attempting to do more with less, evolving from large open surgical procedures to laparoscopic approaches and now finally to robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Robotic-assisted technology has allowed for significant advances in tumor ablation while minimizing surgical morbidity, essentially freeing physicians from the physical limitations of their own hands. Robotic techniques have been successfully integrated into urology, surgical oncology, gynecology, and thoracic surgery, but plastic surgical indications remain a relatively novel frontier.


Breast reconstruction Latissimus dorsi flap Robotic-assisted harvest Minimally invasive surgery Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System Robotic plastic surgery 


Conflict of Interest

None of the authors have any relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryMD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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