A multi-arm hand-held robotic system for transurethral laser Prostate surgery

@article{Hendrick2014AMH,
  title={A multi-arm hand-held robotic system for transurethral laser Prostate surgery},
  author={Richard J. Hendrick and S. Duke Herrell and Robert J. Webster},
  journal={2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
  year={2014},
  pages={2850-2855}
}
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is the most common symptomatic disease in men. A new transurethral surgical intervention is available that has been shown to reduce bleeding, catheterization time, and hospitalization time in comparison to traditional Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP). However, this new procedure, Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP), is so challenging to accomplish that only a small number of expert surgeons are able to offer it. Toward facilitating… CONTINUE READING

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