Robotic surgery in urology

Jeffrey A Cadeddu, D. Stoianovici, L. R. Kavoussi

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Abstract

The demand for improved surgical performance and reduced health care costs have led to the evaluation of surgical robotic systems. Robotic devices to assist urologists with transurethral resection of the prostate, percutaneous renal access, and laparoscopy are currently in development or are already in clinical use. The rapid advances made in telecommunication technology also have allowed for the development of telesurgical systems that permit surgeons to participate in surgery from a remote location. In the twenty-first century, surgical robots will be efficient, invaluable, and safe adjuncts to urologic practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-85
Number of pages11
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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