Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Initial Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Experience

Miller, David W.; Schlinkert, Richard T.; Schlinkert, Denise K.
September 2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p1132
Academic Journal
The article discusses researchers' experience of robot-assisted laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona. Researchers' early experience suggests that robotic surgery is safe and that it has substantial potential for improving patient care, both at the present and in the future. Its advantages include surgeon comfort, elimination of surgeon tremor, improved imaging, and increased degrees of freedom of the operative instruments. However, more studies are needed to assess patient outcomes and surgical costs.


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