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Single-Site Robotic Urologic Surgery: Current Applications and Future Technology

  • Daniel Ramirez
  • Matthew J. Maurice
  • Jihad H. KaoukEmail author
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Abstract

Utilization of robotics in urologic surgery has been broadly popularized as it provides substantial advantages over conventional laparoscopic and open approaches, including improved fine dexterity, three-dimensional high-definition magnified optics, and augmented ergonomics. Accordingly, these features have facilitated the espousal of robotics for laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) to surmount challenges with instrument clashing, intra-corporeal suturing, and intra-abdominal triangulation. Herein we discuss currently available single-site robotic techniques and technology while focusing on specific urology procedures and the future of RLESS.

Keywords

Minimally invasive surgery Robotic surgery Singe site surgery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Ramirez
    • 1
  • Matthew J. Maurice
    • 2
  • Jihad H. Kaouk
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.UrologyUrology Associates of NashvilleNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Center for Robotic and Image Guide Surgery, Cleveland ClinicGlickman Urological and Kidney InstituteClevelandUSA

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