Robot-assisted laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a comparative study

@article{Nio2003RobotassistedLC,
  title={Robot-assisted laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a comparative study},
  author={Denise Nio and Willem A. Bemelman and Olivier R. C. Busch and Bart C. Vrouenraets and Dirk. J. Gouma},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={379-382}
}
Background: The efficacy of conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC) was compared with robot-assisted laparoscopic cholecystectomy (RLC). Surgical trainees performed the LC to avoid the surgeon’s experience bias. Methods: Two surgical trainees performed 10 CLCs and 10 RLCs at random with a Zeus-Aesop Surgical Robotic System. The primary efficacy parameters were the total time and the number of actions involved in the procedure. The secondary parameters were setup and dissection times… CONTINUE READING