I. A. M. J. Broeders

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OBJECTIVE Robotic surgery systems were introduced recently with the objective of enhancing the dexterity and view during procedures that use a videoscope. The first case report of robot-assisted thoracoscopic removal of a benign neurogenic tumor in the thorax is presented. METHODS A 46-year-old woman presented with a history of paravertebral pain. A chest(More)
In current flexible endoscopy the physician faces problems in manipulating the endoscope. A lot of experience is required to master the procedure. This paper describes the design of an add-on robotic module that improves the user interface of traditional endoscopes and allows a single physician to operate it easily. We identified critical user aspects of(More)
Laparoscopic surgery offers patients distinct benefits but is not without its disadvantages to surgeons in terms of maneuverability and visualization. Robotic telemanipulation systems were introduced with the objective of providing a solution to the problems in this field of surgery. The feasibility of robot-assisted surgery was assessed by performing 35(More)
INTRODUCTION Virtual reality (VR) simulators have been developed to train basic endoscopic surgical skills outside of the operating room. An important issue is how to create optimal conditions for integration of these types of simulators into the surgical training curriculum. The willingness of surgical residents to train these skills on a voluntary basis(More)
BACKGROUND Outcome and morbidity of redo antireflux surgery are suggested to be less satisfactory than those of primary surgery. Studies reporting on redo surgery, however, are usually much smaller than those of primary surgery. The aim of this study was to summarize the currently available literature on redo antireflux surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS A(More)
Colon cancer screening remains a time-consuming and expensive clinical process. Automating flexible endoscopy has the potential to increase screening efficiency. In this research the images captured by the camera at the endoscope tip are used to find the heading direction of the endoscope. Comparing the current heading direction to the desired target(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to provide a systematic overview on both laparoscopic and conventional Hartmann reversal. Furthermore, the Hartmann procedure is reevaluated in the light of new emerging alternatives. METHODS Medline, Ovid, EMBASE, and Cochrane database were searched for studies reporting on outcomes after Hartmann reversal. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Robot-assisted surgical systems have been introduced to improve the outcome of minimally invasive surgery. These systems also have the potential to improve ergonomics for the surgeon during endoscopic surgery. This study aimed to compare the user's mental and physical comfort in performing standard laparoscopic and robot-assisted techniques.(More)
The flexible endoscope is increasingly used to perform minimal invasive interventions. A novel add-on platform allows single-person control of both endoscope and instrument at the site of intervention. The setup changes the current routine of handling the endoscope. This study aims to determine if the platform allows effective and efficient manipulation to(More)