Robotic surgery: a current perspective.

  title={Robotic surgery: a current perspective.},
  author={Anthony R. Lanfranco and Andres E. Castellanos and Jaydev P. Desai and William C. Meyers},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={239 1},
OBJECTIVE To review the history, development, and current applications of robotics in surgery. BACKGROUND Surgical robotics is a new technology that holds significant promise. Robotic surgery is often heralded as the new revolution, and it is one of the most talked about subjects in surgery today. Up to this point in time, however, the drive to develop and obtain robotic devices has been largely driven by the market. There is no doubt that they will become an important tool in the surgical… CONTINUE READING
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