Mr Myles Smith and his colleague Mr Asif Chaudry, who work in the Oesophagogastric team of the Royal Marsden, were recently part of the first Upper GI International Robotic Association (UGIRA) Study Group project.
The Study investigated the worldwide techniques and outcomes of 856 Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (RAMIE) cases. This study follows work that Mr Smith and Mr Chaudry did into robotic surgery, and showed that RAMIE yields good outcomes on a global scale. It was accepted for publication in the Annals of Surgery (click here to access the article).
Robotic surgery is the next generation of Keyhole or Minimally Invasive Surgery, offering better visualisation, more operative flexibility, and expanding the benefits of keyhole surgery to more patients. The Robotic system is particularly suited for surgery for selected visceral sarcomas, such as GIST.
This landmark publication is a scientific milestone for UGIRA and provides directions for follow-up projects.
For more advice, call us on 020 3770 5864 to arrange an appointment at the HCA Lister Hospital Clinics (Chelsea Outpatient Centre and Chiswick Medical Centre) or call 020 7808 2785 to book a consultation with Mr Myles Smith at the Royal Marsden Hospital.