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Robotic general surgery: current practice, evidence, and perspective

Published inLangenbeck's archives of surgery, vol. 400, no. 3, p. 283-292
Publication date2015
Abstract

Robotic technology commenced to be adopted for the field of general surgery in the 1990s. Since then, the da Vinci surgical system (Intuitive Surgical Inc, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) has remained by far the most commonly used system in this domain. The da Vinci surgical system is a master-slave machine that offers three-dimensional vision, articulated instruments with seven degrees of freedom, and additional software features such as motion scaling and tremor filtration. The specific design allows hand-eye alignment with intuitive control of the minimally invasive instruments. As such, robotic surgery appears technologically superior when compared with laparoscopy by overcoming some of the technical limitations that are imposed on the surgeon by the conventional approach.

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JUNG, Minoa et al. Robotic general surgery: current practice, evidence, and perspective. In: Langenbeck’s archives of surgery, 2015, vol. 400, n° 3, p. 283–292. doi: 10.1007/s00423-015-1278-y
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