Initial results of reduced port laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer

Atsushi Iida, Takanori Goi, Daisuke Fujimoto, Yasuo Hirono, Takuma Nishino, Shigehiro Yokoi, Takeshi Watanabe, Tamotsu Togawa, Toshihisa Kimura, Hidenori Fujii


Reduced port laparoscopic gastrectomy (RPLG) for gastric cancer is started from some skilled surgeons in the selected cases. The procedures of RLPG have two ways that of using multi-channel-ports device and of using needle devices, reported from the meeting of 3rd Reduced Port Surgery Forum 2014 or recent publications. The current results of RLPG were not inferior to the conventional laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG). But further improvements in the instruments, the technique, and the education would be required for the wider indication to the reduced port surgery.