Eric J. Hanly

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As a whole, abdominal surgeons possess excellent videoendoscopic surgical skills. However, the limitations of laparoscopy-such as reduced range of motion and instrument dexterity and 2-dimensional view of the operative field-have inspired even the most accomplished laparoscopists to investigate the potential of surgical robotics to broaden their application(More)
INTRODUCTION The "Nintendo" surgery revolution, which began in 1987, has impacted every surgical specialty. However, our operating rooms remain isolated worlds where surgeons use awkward, primitive, rigid instruments with suboptimal visualization. We need "smart instruments," "smart technology," and "smart imaging." Is surgical robotics the answer? (More)
BACKGROUND One of the most significant limitations of surgical robots has been their inability to allow multiple surgeons and surgeons-in-training to engage in collaborative control of robotic surgical instruments. We report the initial experience with a novel two-headed da Vinci surgical robot that has two collaborative modes: the "swap" mode allows two(More)
BACKGROUND The daVinci surgical system affords surgeons a magnified three-dimensional videoscopic view of the operative field and precise articulating laparoscopic instruments. The learning curve for this advanced surgical robotics system is poorly characterized. METHODS Twenty-three surgeons representing seven surgical subspecialties participated in a(More)
Anesthesia is an indispensable component of any operative procedure. In this study, we demonstrate that continuous isoflurane anesthesia for 1 h after a lethal dose (20 mg/kg of body weight) of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) results in a significant increase in survival of C57BL/6J (B6) mice in comparison with survival of nonanesthetized mice.(More)
BACKGROUND We have shown previously that abdominal insufflation with CO(2) increases serum levels of IL-10 and TNFalpha and increases survival among animals with lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced sepsis, even after a laparotomy. We demonstrated previously that the effect of CO(2) is not from changes in systemic pH, although the peritoneum is locally acidotic(More)
The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Learning Center is a group of educational “classrooms” designed to tutor meeting attendees on specific technology-intensive content areas. The objectives of the Robotics Station were to familiarize participants with basic laparoscopic skills as implemented with surgical robotic(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the effect of CO2 pneumoperitoneum on the inflammatory response induced by sepsis during laparoscopy. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA A growing body of evidence challenges the once generally accepted notion that smaller incisions alone account for the observed benefits of the laparoscopic approach. Furthermore, laparoscopic surgery is now(More)
BACKGROUND: The dawn of laparoscopic surgery and the telecommunications revolution have given birth to the field of telesurgery. METHODS: Even now, surgery is being performed over great distances to bring expert surgical care to physically isolated patients with otherwise limited healthcare access. RESULTS: As technical obstacles are eliminated in the(More)
BACKGROUND We have shown recently that volatile anesthetics significantly decrease inflammatory cytokine production and dramatically increase survival among rodents challenged with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Because acetylcholine's interaction with nicotine receptors on tissue macrophages during vagus nerve stimulation has been implicated in the modulation(More)