Robot-assisted versus conventional laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication: a comparative retrospective study on costs and time consumption.

@article{Heemskerk2007RobotassistedVC,
  title={Robot-assisted versus conventional laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication: a comparative retrospective study on costs and time consumption.},
  author={Jeroen Heemskerk and Wim G van Gemert and Jan Willem M. Greve and Nicole D Bouvy},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          1-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication offers clear benefits for our patients, but requires advanced laparoscopic skills. Robotic assistance in laparoscopic antireflux surgery improves dexterity skills and shortens learning curve, possibly leading to faster, more precise, and safer laparoscopic surgery. METHODS We review our first 11 cases of robot-assisted laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication using the 4-armed daVinci surgical system, comparing them with patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING

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