Hybrid Laparoscopic and Robotic Pancreaticoduodenectomy

Contributors: Sricharan Chalikonda and R. Matthew Walsh

Two separate general approaches are described to perform minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD): pure laparoscopic and robotic. The technique shown is a hybrid utilizing laparoscopy for the resection and surgical robot for the reconstruction. We feel that this technique combines the advantages of both laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

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