Orhan Alimoğlu1, İbrahim Atak2, Tunç Eren1, Ali Kılıç2

1Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul Medeniyet University, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Ümraniye Teaching and Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey


Gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer type and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. The contemporary treatment is gastrectomy and lymphadenectomy, which can be accomplished by either conventional (open), or laparoscopic surgery. With the advances in technology, there is a paradigm shift from conventional laparoscopy. As a result, single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES), and robot assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALS) have evolved as new treatment options for minimal invasive surgery. Herein five patients who were treated via robot assisted laparoscopic gastrectomy were reported together with review of the literature.

Keywords: Gastric cancer, robotic surgery, laparoscopy, gastrectomy


Peer Review

Peer-review: Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - O.A.; Design - O.A.; Supervision - O.A.; Data Collection and/or Processing - O.A., İ.A., T.E., A.K.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - O.A., İ.A., T.E., A.K.; Literature Review - O.A., İ.A., T.E.; Writer - O.A., İ.A., T.E.; Critical Review - O.A.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.