Explore the latest in minimally invasive surgery from The JAMA Network, including recent advances in applications, indications, technologies, and devices.
This study compares functional speech, swallowing, and quality-of-life outcomes between patients with oropharangeal cancer who underwent transoral robotic surgery onlyand those who underwent transoral robotic surgery and received adjuvant radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of robotic-assisted vs conventional laparoscopic surgery on the risk of conversion to open laparotomy among patients undergoing resection for rectal cancer.
This cohort study uses commercially available health care improvement database data to compare trends in the use, outcomes, and costs of robotic-assisted vs laparoscopic nephrectomy in the United States between 2003 and 2015.
This study assesses learning curves for 3 oncologic transoral robotic surgery specialists and assesses the number of cases needed to identify the learning phase.
This cross-sectional analysis investigates the association of transoral robotic surgery with short- and long-term outcomes and costs in surgically treated patients with oropharyngeal cancer.
This study aims to determine whether there is a minimum number of minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy cases performed by a hospital that is associated with a reduced likelihood of postoperative complications.
This study examines the effectiveness of robotic pancreatoduodenectomy vs open pancreatoduodenectomy for clinically relevant pancreatic fistula occurrence and other major postoperative outcomes.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effects on disease-free survival of total laparoscopic vs abdominal hysterectomy among women with stage I endometrial cancer treated at tertiary gynecological cancer centers in Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.
This case series analyzes the role of transoral robotic surgery in facilitating the identification of a primary tumor site for patients presenting with squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary.
A healthy 43-year-old woman presented with weight loss, heartburn, and progressively worsening dysphagia to solid food. Intriguingly, the heartburn was most severe while she was sitting up but lying supine relieved the symptoms. What is your diagnosis?
This study analyzes the effectiveness and safety of endobronchial valves in a high-risk veteran population with a history of smoking.
This commentary compares the results of the ALaCaRT study with 3 large randomized clinical trials comparing laporoscopic vs open surgery for rectal cancer resection.
This commentary reviews the results of the ACOSOG Z6051 randomized clinical trial, which compared outcomes of laparoscopic resection vs open resection in patients with rectal cancer.