Robotic Anterior Basilar Segmentectomy

2018-04-26T20:52:13Z (GMT) by Bernard J. Park

Robotic technology is being increasingly utilized for the performance of anatomic pulmonary resection. An excellent example of the technical advantages of the robotic platform over conventional minimally invasive video-assisted thoracoscopic techniques is in the execution of more complex resections. One such type of procedure is the single anatomic segmentectomy, particularly of the basilar segments. In this video, a single anterior basilar segmentectomy of the left lower lobe is demonstrated.


  1. Pardolesi A, Park B, Petrella F, Borri A, Gasparri R, Veronesi G. Robotic anatomic segmentectomy of the lung: technical aspects and initial results. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012;94(3):929-934.

Dr Park is a proctor for Intuitive Surgical.