Journal of Robotic Surgery

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 85–97

Robotic endocrine surgery: technical details and review of the literature

Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11701-011-0298-z

Cite this article as:
Genc, V., Agcaoglu, O. & Berber, E. J Robotic Surg (2012) 6: 85. doi:10.1007/s11701-011-0298-z

Abstract

Over the last decade, robotic technology has been used in multiple general surgical procedures. Endocrine surgeons have embraced this technology and subsequently transformed neck operations into more cosmetically acceptable procedures and improved ergonomics. Technical details of various robotic endocrine surgical procedures have recently been described. The aim of this review is to illustrate these technical details and analyze the current data to propose an evidence-based approach to robotic endocrine surgery.

Keywords

Robotics Endocrine surgical procedures Adrenalectomy Thyroidectomy Parathyroidectomy 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Ltd 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryAnkara University School of MedicineAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Division of Endocrine Surgery, Endocrinology and Metabolism InstituteCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA