Anesthesia for Robotic Thoracic Surgery

  • Javier Campos


The management of the robotic thoracic surgical patient requires the knowledge of minimally invasive surgery techniques involving the chest. Familiarity with the da Vinci® robot surgical system by the anesthesiologist is mandatory. Management of one-lung ventilation techniques with a left-sided double-lumen endotracheal tube or an independent bronchial blocker is required, along with flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy techniques. Patient positioning and prevention of complications such as nerve or crashing injuries while the robotic system is used. Recognition of the hemodynamic effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) during insufflation in the chest is required. Potential for conversion to open thoracotomy or open procedure in the abdomen.


Robotic Surgery Open Thoracotomy Robotic Surgical System Lung Isolation Operating Room Table 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Campos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaUniversity of Iowa Health Care, Roy and Lucille Carver College of MedicineIowa CityUSA

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