Right robotic-assisted thoracoscopic lower lobectomy
The right lower lobectomy is considered one of the easier resection operations performed by an open technique. The posterior approach for the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) version of this is similar, as instruments and staplers pass up the fissure. When moving to the robotic platform with the camera and instruments entering from caudal ports, the equal view of the lobe, fissure and both hila allow for a more balanced operation. This article aims to discuss the technology of robotic-assisted surgery and the optimal surgical techniques to enable precise and safe resection of the lower lobe.