First experience using the Senhance surgical system in laparoscopic local gastrectomy for gastrointestinal stromal tumor

Asian J Endosc Surg. 2021 Oct;14(4):790-793. doi: 10.1111/ases.12924. Epub 2021 Feb 16.


Various innovative robotic systems have been developed to improve surgery precision. The Senhance Surgical System (SSS) is a digital laparoscopic system offering eye tracking and haptic feedback. Several reports have described application of the SSS to general surgeries, including cholecystectomy and colectomy. However, use of the SSS for gastric tumor has not been reported. We experienced a case of laparoscopic local gastrectomy (LLG) for gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) with the SSS. A 74-year-old man diagnosed with GIST underwent LLG with the SSS. Operation, docking, and console times were 117, 11, and 59 minutes, respectively. No perioperative complications were encountered. This study is the first to report LLG for GIST with the SSS. LLG with the SSS was safe and feasible. The SSS can use reusable forceps and contribute to reducing medical costs. The development of instruments is also progressing, and various kinds of surgery are likely to be indicated.

Keywords: GIST; Senhance surgical system; laparoscopic local gastrectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy*
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Stomach Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome