A prospective analysis of 211 robotic-assisted surgical procedures

A prospective analysis of 211 robotic-assisted surgical procedures
  author={Mark A. Talamini and Scott Chapman and Santiago Horgan and W. Scott Melvin},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
Background: The Academic Robotics Group prospectively studied 211 robotically assisted operations to assess the safety and utility of robotically assisted surgery. Methods: All operations took place at one of four member institutions between June 2000 and June 2001 using the recently FDA-approved daVinci robotic system. A variety of procedures were undertaken, including antireflux surgery (69), cholecystectomy (36), Heller myotomy (26), bowel resection (17), donor nephrectomy (15), left… 
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