Robotic surgery in children: adopt now, await, or dismiss?

@article{Cundy2015RoboticSI,
  title={Robotic surgery in children: adopt now, await, or dismiss?},
  author={Thomas P. Cundy and Hani J. Marcus and Archie Hughes-Hallett and Sanjeev Khurana and Ara Darzi},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={1119-1125}
}
The role of robot-assisted surgery in children remains controversial. This article aims to distil this debate into an evidence informed decision-making taxonomy; to adopt this technology (1) now, (2) later, or (3) not at all. Robot-assistance is safe, feasible and effective in selected cases as an adjunctive tool to enhance capabilities of minimally invasive surgery, as it is known today. At present, expectations of rigid multi-arm robotic systems to deliver higher quality care are over… CONTINUE READING
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