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Int J Med Robot. 2006 Dec;2(4):305-11.

Surgical techniques: robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy with the da Vinci surgical system.

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  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. aadvincu@umich.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Advanced gynecologic pathology and the surgical limitations of conventional laparoscopy have often been cited as impediments to converting hysterectomy from a procedure predominantly performed by laparotomy to one accomplished by laparoscopy. Recently, the use of robotic technology as a means to facilitate the laparoscopic completion of a hysterectomy was introduced.

METHODS:

Application of robotic-assistance with the da Vinci surgical system to complete a laparoscopic hysterectomy.

RESULTS:

Advantages to this approach have been the improved dexterity and precision of the instruments coupled with three-dimensional imaging. Published preliminary data have shown feasibility and safety to this approach.

CONCLUSION:

The following paper demonstrates a safe and efficient surgical technique for completing a robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy with the da Vinci Surgical System.

Copyright 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

PMID:
17520648
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