Robot Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (RAMIE)

  • Pieter C. van der Sluis
  • Jelle P. H. Ruurda
  • Sylvia van der Horst
  • Richard van HillegersbergEmail author


Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer death worldwide, with occurrence rates varying greatly by geographic location [1]. The standard treatment for locally advanced esophageal cancer with curative intent is multimodality treatment containing either preoperative chemoradiation or perioperative chemotherapy followed by open esophagectomy [2, 3]. However, the open transthoracic esophagectomy is associated with high morbidity and mortality [4, 5].


Robot Esophagectomy Thoracoscopy Lymphadenectomy 

Supplementary material

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Robot assisted esophageal resection (RAMIE) (MP4 655652 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pieter C. van der Sluis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jelle P. H. Ruurda
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sylvia van der Horst
    • 1
    • 2
  • Richard van Hillegersberg
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyUniversity Medical Center UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity Medical Center UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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