We performed a preclinical study to assess the feasibility of the cervical-transoral robotic pharyngectomy procedure in surgery for nasopharyngeal cancer, where deep margins and vascular safety are key issues. Four cadaveric dissections were performed with the da Vinci Xi system. The first step was a robotic parapharyngeal dissection along the internal carotid artery (ICA). The second step was a type 3 transoral robotic nasopharyngectomy. In each procedure, a comprehensive dissection of the parapharyngeal space was performed along the ICA up to the foramen lacerum. A type 3 nasopharyngectomy was performed transorally with an "en-bloc" removal of the parapharyngeal space, and with complete removal of the eustachian tube up to its bony part. A comprehensive cervical-transoral robotic type 3 nasopharyngectomy with "en-bloc" removal of the parapharyngeal space and the eustachian tube proved to be technically feasible in a preclinical study. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.