Currently available robotic surgical systems appear to be particularly suited for use in benign diseases of the gastrointestinal system. Minimally invasive operations for foregut conditions, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease and achalasia, require excellent visibility and precise tissue dissection. Benign lower gastrointestinal diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis, also can be approached using robotic assistance. Disadvantages include expense and the loss of tactile feedback. Early clinical results are promising.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Seminars in Laparoscopic Surgery|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2003|
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