Robotic-assisted surgery entry in gynecological oncology

Farr R. Nezhat, Shao Chun R. Chang-Jackson

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Laparoscopic surgery has profoundly revolutionized the concept of minimally invasive surgery in the last three decades [1]. Studies have clearly shown that laparoscopy has several advantages compared with laparotomy, including faster postoperative recuperation, shorter hospitalization course, cosmetic benefits, improved intraoperative visualization, decreased blood loss, and fewer complications [2, 3]. Despite these factors, several drawbacks exist with conventional laparoscopy. These include two-dimensional views, counterintuitive hand movements, a gradual learning curve, operator fatigue, and tremor amplification [4, 5]. Computer-enhanced telesurgery, called robotic-assisted surgery, is the latest innovation in the minimally invasive surgery field. It attempts to overcome the disadvantages of conventional laparoscopy by offering improved dexterity, coordination, and visualization, and decreasing surgeon fatigue [6].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaparoscopic Entry
Subtitle of host publicationTraditional Methods, New Insights and Novel Approaches
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780857299802
ISBN (Print)0857299794, 9780857299796
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


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