How to train and evaluate minimally invasive pancreas surgery

Charles C. Vining, Melissa E. Hogg

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Training for minimally invasive pancreas surgery is critical as an evolving body of literature supports its use with acceptable outcomes during training and improved short term outcomes following completion. Although case volume needed to achieve mastery remains unclear, improved outcomes for both laparoscopic and robotic pancreatectomy are demonstrated following a learning curve and inflection point. Therefore, dedicated training curricula for both laparoscopic and robotic pancreatectomy have been developed to mitigate this learning curve and improve outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-48
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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