Single-Site Robotic Urologic Surgery: Current Applications and Future Technology
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.
KeywordsMinimally invasive surgery Robotic surgery Singe site surgery
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