TITLE

Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Initial Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Experience

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, David W.; Schlinkert, Richard T.; Schlinkert, Denise K.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p1132
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
14679190

 

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