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J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2001 Dec;11(6):415-9.

Robots in laparoscopic surgery.

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Department of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612-7233, USA. shorgan@uic.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The Da Vinci Robotic System became available at our institution in late August 2000. We decided to utilize this system to perform advanced laparoscopic procedures.

METHODS:

This is a review of the status of robotics and its application in surgery. We report our experience using the Da Vinci system.

RESULTS:

We have used the Da Vinci for 34 advanced laparoscopic cases: 7 gastric bypasses for morbid obesity, 9 Heller myotomies for achalasia, 11 donor nephrectomies, 2 gastrojejunostomies, and single cases of bilateral adrenalectomy, Nissen fundoplication, Toupet fundoplication, and cholecystectomy. No robot-related complications were noted.

CONCLUSIONS:

This early experience suggests that robotic surgery is a safe and effective alternative to conventional laparoscopic surgery. We believe that robotic surgery, with its ability to restore the hand-eye coordination and three-dimensional view lost in laparoscopic surgery, will allow us to perform complex procedures with greater precision and confidence and better results.

PMID:
11814134
DOI:
10.1089/10926420152761950
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