Scientific article

Utilité du robot Da Vinci en chirurgie urologique

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 3, no. 136, p. 2766-2768,2770,2772
Publication date2007

A telemanipulator for laparoscopic instruments is now available in the world of surgical robotics. This device has three distincts advantages over traditional laparoscopic surgery: it improves precision because of the many degrees of freedom of its instruments, and it offers 3-D vision so as better ergonomics for the surgeon. These characteristics are most useful for procedures that require delicate suturing in a focused operative field which may be difficult to reach. The Da Vinci robot has found its place in 2 domains of laparoscopic urologic surgery: radical prostatectomy and ureteral surgery. The cost of the robot, so as the price of its maintenance and instruments is high. This increases healthcare costs in comparison to open surgery, however not dramatically since patients stay less time in hospital and go back to work earlier.

  • Equipment Design
  • Health Care Costs
  • Human Engineering
  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional/methods
  • Laparoscopes
  • Laparoscopy/methods
  • Microsurgery/instrumentation/methods
  • Prostatectomy
  • Robotics/economics/instrumentation
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted/economics/methods
  • Suture Techniques/instrumentation
  • Ureteral Diseases/surgery
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures/economics/methods
Citation (ISO format)
ISELIN, Christophe et al. Utilité du robot Da Vinci en chirurgie urologique. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2007, vol. 3, n° 136, p. 2766–2768,2770,2772.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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