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Robotic Surgery

EasyChair Preprint no. 4730

3 pagesDate: December 9, 2020



The use of robots is rapidly increasing with a market growth worldwide from less than 5 billion in 2000 to an expected 25 billion in 2010.1 Robotic technology offers the unique opportunity to control the operational process outside the actual location, with the skilled and often expert operators not necessarily being physically present. 

Robotics in surgery:

•    Urology

Radical prostatectomy has been the fastest growing application of robotic surgery in urology and becoming standard procedure in many centres in the United States.1

Figure 1. EndoWrist instruments belonging to the da Vinci Robotic system (ª[2008] Intuitive Surgical, Inc.).

•    Reproductive surgery

Although this microsurgical operation seems to suit the features of robotic surgery, there is not much literature available. 

•    General surgery

Robotic general surgery include cholecystectomies, gastric bypass surgery,2.


An important issue in robotic surgery are the higher costs compared with regular surgery. 

Training and education in robotics

With the implementation of robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery, there is also an increasing need for training. Conventional laparoscopic surgery requires different skills and training compared with open surgery. Basic laparoscopic skills can be obtained in a box trainer, in a cadaver or with virtual reality.3.

Litigation and ethical issues

The increasing complexity of modern surgical technology will require more stringent guidelines for operation and practice similar to the discipline exercised in aviation. Using a surgical robot implies that the surgeon is no longer in direct physical of visual contact with the patient.

Keyphrases: Gynaecology, robotic surgery, Robotics, Robots, surgery, training

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  author = {Moubani Sen},
  title = {Robotic Surgery},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 4730},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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