We use cookies to offer you an optimal experience on our website. By browsing our website, you accept the use of cookies.
You must be logged in to watch this video.
Login Register
  • 2104
  • 2018-12-19

Robotic Nissen fundoplication with the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system

Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2018;18(12). URL:
You must be logged in to ask a question to authors. Click here to access your account, or here to register for free!
For a long time, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication has been used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The main challenges of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication involve the 2-dimensional visualization, exposure of complex gastroesophageal anatomy, and suturing of the wrap fundoplication. In 1999, robotic Nissen fundoplication, a completely new technique, was introduced, demonstrating advantages over conventional laparoscopic surgery due to improved manual dexterity, ergonomics, and 3-dimensional visualization. However, time spent on robotic platform docking and arm clashing during the procedure are factors that surgeons often find cumbersome and time-consuming. The newest surgical platform, the da Vinci Xi surgical robotic system, can help to overcome such problems. This video shows a stepwise approach of the da Vinci Xi docking process and surgical technique demonstrating fundoplication according to the Nissen technique.