Incorporating Robotics into a Plastic Surgery Practice

Alice S. Yao, Lars Johan M. Sandberg

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Due to the novelty of robotic-assisted procedures in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, there remains some ambiguity about how beneficial and feasible it would be for an interested surgeon to incorporate this technology into his/her practice. Only a few plastic surgeons to date have attempted this in the United States and internationally. In this chapter, we discuss some of the benefits as well as challenges that plastic surgeons have faced while attempting to pave the way into the world of robotics, including skill acquisition, equipment access, the credentialing process, and financial or institutional obstacles. Should this journey reach fruition, a motivated plastic surgeon could then be armed with an improved repertoire to offer to new patients and referring physicians, as well as an invaluable skill for the ever-changing future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobotics in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030742447
ISBN (Print)9783030742430
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021


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