Current status of robot-assisted surgery in urology: a multi-national survey of 297 urologic surgeons.

@article{Guru2009CurrentSO,
  title={Current status of robot-assisted surgery in urology: a multi-national survey of 297 urologic surgeons.},
  author={Khurshid A. Guru and Abid Hussain and Rameela Chandrasekhar and Pamela M. Piacente and Marlene B Bienko and Mark L Glasgow and Willie Underwood and Gregory Wilding and James L. Mohler and Mani Menon and James O. Peabody},
  journal={The Canadian journal of urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={4736-41; discussion 4741}
}
PURPOSE The surgical robot is becoming an important tool for performance of minimally invasive surgical procedures around the world. We surveyed opinions about and utilization of robot-assisted surgery among urologic surgeons from 44 countries. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 297 surveys were completed from September to November 2008 by participating urologic surgeons polled at various national and international urologic meetings. The survey evaluated surgeon background, personal experience… CONTINUE READING

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