Authors: R. Abaza
Authors‘ workplace: Director, Robotic Urologic Surgery, Department of Urology, Ohio State University Medical Center, James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute
Published in: Urol List 2009; 7(4): 36-38


Minimally-invasive urologic surgery has potential benefits for patients whether performed laparoscopically or in robot-assisted fashion. Laparoscopic techniques require specialized training to overcome limitations that robotics has attempted to address. This may explain the rapid adoption of robotic surgery among uro­logists in the U.S., particularly for prostate cancer, in contrast with standard laparoscopy. Current trends in resident training in laparoscopy and robotics in the U.S. may have implications for the landscape of minimally-invasive urology in the future.

Key words:
laparoscopy, robotics, surgical education, treatment


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