IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 28 / Issue 2 / pii/2007118

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Robotic surgery in gynecology

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1 Department of Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2007, 28(2), 77–82;
Published: 10 April 2007

Robotic technology is nothing more than an enhancement along the continuum of laparoscopic technological advances and rep­resents only the beginning of numerous more forthcoming advances. It constitutes a major improvement in the efficiency, accuracy, ease, and comfort associated with the performance of laparoscopic operations. Instrument articulation, downscaling of movements, absence of tremor, 3-D image, and comfort for the surgeon, assistant and scrub nurse are all new to the practice of laparoscopy. In our hands, robotic operative times for simple and radical hysterectomy are shorter than those obtained by conventional laparoscopy. Robotic technology is preferable to conventional laparoscopic instrumentalion for the surgical treatment of gynecologic malignancies and most operations for benign disease of certain complexity such as hysterectomy myomectomy, and invasive pelvic endometriosis.

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