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Ir Med J. 2010 Jun;103(6):181-2.

Robotic assisted laparoscopic colectomy.

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Department of Colorectal Surgery, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Abstract

Robotic surgery has evolved over the last decade to compensate for limitations in human dexterity. It avoids the need for a trained assistant while decreasing error rates such as perforations. The nature of the robotic assistance varies from voice activated camera control to more elaborate telerobotic systems such as the Zeus and the Da Vinci where the surgeon controls the robotic arms using a console. Herein, we report the first series of robotic assisted colectomies in Ireland using a voice activated camera control system.

PMID:
20669603
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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