Esophageal cancer: increased patient safety thanks to the ”Da Vinci“ surgical system -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Esophageal cancer: increased patient safety thanks to the ”Da Vinci“ surgical system

Interview with Professor Jürgen Weitz, Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic of Visceral, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the Technical University Dresden

Nowadays you will find more and more robots in operating rooms which on the one hand support the surgeon and should also increase the safety of patients. One of these systems is the "Da Vinci" system that has already been used for different surgical methods for several years. Among other things also in treating esophageal cancer. But does it hold its promise?

09/11/2015

Photo: Jürgen Weitz

Prof. Jürgen Weitz; © Jürgen Weitz/ private

Image: Esophageal Cancer

It is technically quite difficult to conduct the surgery in the ribcage minimally-invasive because it’s hard to maneuver around the ribs with the long and inflexible instruments; ©panthermedia.net/ edesignua