Early Experience With Robotically Assisted Internal Thoracic Artery Harvest

@article{Boyd2002EarlyEW,
  title={Early Experience With Robotically Assisted Internal Thoracic Artery Harvest},
  author={W. Douglas Boyd and Bob Kiaii and Kojiro Kodera and Reiza Rayman and W Abu-Khudair and Shafie S. Fazel and Wojciech B. Dobkowski and Sugantha Ganapathy and George Jablonsky and Richard J Novick},
  journal={Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy \& Percutaneous Techniques},
  year={2002},
  volume={12},
  pages={52-57}
}
  • W. Boyd, B. Kiaii, R. Novick
  • Published 1 February 2002
  • Medicine
  • Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
We sought to determine the efficacy of using robotic assistance to facilitate endoscopic harvesting of internal thoracic arteries (ITAs). A total of 104 patients had ITAs harvested endoscopically with use of both the AESOP 3000 system (Computer Motion, Goleta, CA, U.S.A.) and Zeus robotic telesurgical system (Computer Motion). All ITAs were harvested with a harmonic scalpel (Ethicon Endosurgery, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.). With the left lung collapsed, ITAs were harvested with CO2 insufflation… 
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