Robotic General Surgery


ROBOTIC SURGERY: EVOLUTION OF MIS SURGERY TO COMPUTER-AIDED AND DATA-SUPPORTED Robotic surgery has reached maturity. With over ten million procedures performed worldwide, these optically enhanced, minimally invasive procedures are allowing pre cise, complex technical surgery with rapid recovery. Once a discipline with only one FDA-approved choice in robot, new robotic platforms are now entering the market and helping drive innovation and adoption. The field of robotic surgery is evolving rapidly. Originally, robotic surgeries were only suitable for procedures restricted to a small surgical field such as for prostate or gynecologic surgery. New robotic platform designs now allow for surgery in most organs and for large surgical fields. Novel robotic designs also now allow for natural orifice (transluminal) surgery. As an academic field, robotic surgery is continuing to evolve to include use of artificial intelligence, automation, and telesurgery: all areas that will soon distinguish robotic surgery from manual laparoscopic surgery. Much data are accumulating to support the advantages of robotic surgery in terms of safety and benefits to patients. This book will present the technical aspects of many procedures as well as the clinical data that underlie the current state of the art. Robotic surgery has also been deployed worldwide. The authorship of this book reflects the international expertise that has been acquired in robotic surgery. The con tents have been chosen to reflect the practice of this technical field worldwide. With wide deployment of robots in South Korea, China, and Europe, and with recent approval for reimbursement in Japan, there will be an increasing demand for educational materials for the robotic surgeon at the entry level, as well as for the robotic surgeon expanding their repertoire. The book is separated into two parts. In the first section, the history, technical prin ciples of robotic surgery, various platforms including emerging platforms, and robotic training will be presented. In the second, practice of robotic surgery according to sur gical discipline will be presented. It will include procedures from surgical disciplines ranging from gastrointestinal surgery to endocrine surgery because it aims to be defin itive. It is also intended for robotic surgeons to see emerging technologies, and see the tricks and tools used in other disciplines for retasking in their own field. The goals of this volume are (1) to review the basics of robotic surgery including technology, facil ities, and program building; (2) discuss data-based support for use of robotic surgery in various specialties; and (3) discuss key issues related to cost, adoption, and training. This is meant to be a definitive but manageable text on the practice of robotic surgery. This book is intended to summarize the field for current and future practitioners at all levels. It is meant to be a guide for residents and fellows entering the field. It is meant to summarize the current state of the art for surgeons. It is meant as a primer for senior surgeons adapting newer technologies to their current practice. We hope that our audience of surgeons will find this useful.

A work like this is only possible because of the contributions of many. The author ship of this work includes experienced surgical oncologists, general surgeons, thoracic surgeons, gynecologic oncologists, urologists, and bariatric surgeons. We thank them for their contributions and efforts to collaborate in the creation of this comprehensive and accessible work. Copyright © Wolters Kluwer, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction of the content is prohibited. 2024


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