[Hot issues in robotic-assisted thoracic day surgery]

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2021 Aug 3;101(29):2271-2275. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.cn112137-20210510-01106.
[Article in Chinese]


The application of day surgery on thoracic surgery is just started, and the innovation of surgical robots and their application on thoracic surgery bring new opportunities to the development of thoracic day surgery. However, the clinical practice of robot-assisted thoracic day surgery (RTDS) in China still has challenges and disagreements. Based on the experience of domestic experts in the field of RTDS clinical practice, this review discussed several key points of RTDS, including the future direction of RTDS, adjusting the indications according to their own conditions for the institutions carrying out RTDS, the robot-assisted advantage of RTDS being brought into play during the operation, and the perfect post-discharge follow-up mechanism being an important guarantee for the safe development of RTDS, to promote the application progress of RTDS in China.


Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aftercare
  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
  • China
  • Humans
  • Patient Discharge
  • Robotic Surgical Procedures*
  • Thoracic Surgery*