Laparoscopy and robotics
The future of laparoscopy belongs to the era of robotics as electronic tools have been developed to aid surgeons in recent years. The aim is to perform one-day-surgeries in most of the cases.
Intuitive Surgical introduced the da Vinci® Surgical System. The da Vinci System features wristed instruments with seven degrees of freedom, three-dimensional, intuitive visualization and ergonomic comfort. These innovations created the preconditions for minimally invasive solutions to complex procedures in a wide range of surgical specialties. Today, Intuitive
Robotic surgery can’t replace the surgeon but it can help improving the skills. What are the advantages?
The combination of better viewing, precision surgical tools, and small incisions create less blood loss and pain, fewer complications, and a faster return to normal daily activities.
- Wikipedia article
- The development of Robotic-Assisted Surgery
- The da Vinci surgical system
- Minimal Access Surgery Center