A consensus document on robotic surgery

@article{Herron2007ACD,
  title={A consensus document on robotic surgery},
  author={Daniel M. Herron and Michael R. Marohn and The SAGES-MIRA Robotic Surgery Consensus Group},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={313-325}
}
“Robotic surgery” originated as an imprecise term, but it has been widely used by both the medical and lay press and is now generally accepted by the medical community. The term refers to surgical technology that places a computer-assisted electromechanical device in the path between the surgeon and the patient. A more scientifically accurate term for current devices would be “remote telepresence manipulators” because available technology does not generally function without the explicit and… 
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