Esophageal cancer surgery is considered to be one of the most difficult surgeries. The standard open chest surgery is extremely invasive, as the esophagus runs right in front of the spine where it is hard to reach. In this episode, we will introduce a robotic surgery that removes esophageal cancer without opening the chest. This surgery offers less bleeding and greatly reduces the risk of infections such as pneumonia. Find out about the world's first robot-assisted surgery for esophageal cancer developed in Japan and performed without opening the chest.