robotic liver resection for liver tumors

Effect of Insurance Status on Postoperative Outcomes After Robotic Liver Resection for Liver Tumors: A Matched Analysis

Last month, Dr. Sucandy and his team participated at the Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) in Orlando Florida as presenter and moderators for various surgical scientific sessions. Dr Sucandy’s trainee presented a clinical study led by Dr. Sucandy as the primary investigator regarding the effect of insurance status on postoperative outcomes after robotic liver surgery. This was a matched analysis with …

robotic liver resection for liver tumors

Does Preoperative Thrombocytopenia in Patients Undergoing Robotic Hepatectomy for Liver Tumors Predict Poor Outcomes

Thrombocytopenia or low platelets is a known surrogate marker for liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension and it has been associated with increased risk of perioperative complications when studied in ‘open’ operations. When the liver is cirrhotic (hard and not functioning well), the platelets are sequestered into the spleen as part of circulatory changes with the abdominal vasculatures. This phenomenon leads …

Robotic Liver Surgery in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

Robotic Liver Surgery in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of multiple health conditions including abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension, which lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes mellitus. Fatty liver disease secondary to metabolic liver dysfunction not related to alcohol consumption, namely Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), is a common liver manifestation of metabolic syndrome, which can progress …

robotic liver resection for liver tumors

Robotic Adrenal Resection for Pheochromocytoma

Dr. Sucandy and his surgical mentees recently presented their robotic techniques and excellent outcomes on performing adrenal surgery. The 3-day surgical meeting was hold in Nashville Tennessee, attended by members of the Southeastern Surgical Society. This society has been established for almost 90 years and it is the second largest surgical society for practicing surgeons after the American College of …

Robotic Surgery

Benefits of Robotic Surgery

In the early 2000, traditional technique for abdominal operation has been challenged with introduction ofnew minimally invasive method, known as laparoscopy. Many of the gastrointestinal operationsshifted from open operation to laparoscopic operation, due to clear benefits such as decreased postoperative complications, lower blood loss, less pain, less narcotic requirement, shorter recovery, earlier return to work, and significantly decreased hernia rate …

Complex Abdominal Surgery and Reoperative Abdominal Surgery. Role of Hepatobiliary Surgeon in Difficult Cases

Complex abdominal surgery is a unique subspecialty in general surgery (if you will), in which patients are often referred to a tertiary facility by their community general surgeons to receive a higher level of surgical expertise.  Complex abdominal surgery usually requires multiorgan resection such as EN bloc resection of the stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, adrenal gland, and/ or pancreas.  …

Minimally Invasive Robotic Liver Resection

Minimally Invasive Robotic Liver Resection

In the early 1980s, liver resection was associated with high morbidity and mortality (approximately 25%). Major intraoperative bleeding was the most feared untoward event by the operating surgeon and excessive bleeding was responsible for the high mortality.  However, outcomes of liver resection have significantly evolved over the years with a better understanding of liver anatomy, advancement in surgical instrumentation, and …

Minimally Invasive Robotic Liver Resection

Novel Technique of Bile Duct Cancer Klatskin Tumor Surgery

Bile duct cancer is a not so common cancer occurring in the central part of the liver, where all important blood vessels feeding the liver are coursing through. This disease generally results in a poor outcome without any treatment. In our liver surgery center in Tampa, unfortunately, we see this kind of disease quite often. Most patients come from around …