Moderator: David A. Geller, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA
Co-Moderator: Eduardo DeSantibañes, MD, PhD, FACS(Hon), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Major hepatic resections, for disease or for living donor transplantation, have attracted a spotlight in minimally invasive surgery. This expert panel will present the current practice of these laparoscopic and robotic operations. Emphasis will be on the indications, limitations, technological and technical requirements, and, importantly, on comparative outcome with traditional open liver resection.

Presentations and Speakers

Caudal Approach to Laparoscopic Major Hepatectomy
Go Wakabayashi, MD, PhD, FACS, Saitama, Japan

Outcomes of Laparoscopic Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) and Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC)
David A. Geller, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA

Living Donor Laparoscopic Hepatectomy for Liver Transplantation
Daniel Cherqui, MD, New York, NY

Minimally Invasive ALPPS (Associating Liver Partition and Portal Vein Ligation for Staged Hepatectomy) Liver Resection Approaches
Juan Pekolj, MD, FACS, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Robotic Liver Resection
Allan Tsung, MD, Pittsburgh, PA