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Robotic foregut surgery†
Article first published online: 15 DEC 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
Volume 2, Issue 4, pages 287–292, December 2006
How to Cite
Ito, F. and Gould, J. C. (2006), Robotic foregut surgery. Int. J. Med. Robotics Comput. Assist. Surg., 2: 287–292. doi: 10.1002/rcs.108
- Issue published online: 15 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 15 DEC 2006
- Manuscript Received: 18 SEP 2006
- robotic surgery;
- foregut surgery;
- Heller Myotomy
Computer-assisted surgical systems, or surgical robots as they are more commonly called, are complex new devices which may be used to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures. There are certain technical limitations to a traditional laparoscopic approach that these devices can help a surgeon to overcome. Several surgical teams have applied these new devices to surgical procedures of the upper gastrointestinal tract and foregut.
A retrospective review of the currently published literature on robotic foregut surgery.
Robotic foregut surgery appears to be feasible and safe. These procedures may be associated with increased operative time and cost when compared to their traditional laparoscopic counterparts. Procedures that require complex manoeuvres, delicate dissection, or a magnified high-definition image may be best suited to a computer-assisted approach.
Robotic foregut surgery is an exciting new field with tremendous potential for growth and dissemination. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.