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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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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.



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.


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


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.


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.

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