Essentials and Future Directions of Robotic Hepatobiliary Surgery, Including Cholecystectomy

  • M. Shirin SabbaghianEmail author
  • Suzanne C. Schiffman
  • Allan Tsung


Robotic assistance offers several advantages for certain surgical procedures. Its use is being investigated for its application in gallbladder and liver surgery. This chapter describes techniques for various robotic-assisted liver resections and gallbladder surgery.


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Liver Resection Robotic Assistance Anterior Axillary Line Left Portal Vein 
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Supplementary material

Video 9.1

Robotic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis in the setting of cirrhosis (Illustrations in video used with kind permission from Randal S. McKenzie/McKenzie Illustrations) (MPG 1260 kb) (M4V 77705 kb)

Video 9.2

Robotic right hepatectomy for metastatic colorectal cancer (Illustrations in video used with kind permission from Randal S. McKenzie/McKenzie Illustrations) (AVI 4265 kb) (M4V 274196 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Shirin Sabbaghian
    • 1
    Email author
  • Suzanne C. Schiffman
    • 2
  • Allan Tsung
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Riverside Surgical GroupLexington Medical CenterWest ColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgical Oncology and Hepatopancreatobiliary SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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