Robotically assisted lobectomy: learning curve and complications.

@article{Melfi2008RoboticallyAL,
  title={Robotically assisted lobectomy: learning curve and complications.},
  author={Franca M. A. Melfi and Alfredo Mussi},
  journal={Thoracic surgery clinics},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          289-95, vi-vii
        }
}
The past two decades have witnessed a revolutionary transition in surgical technique and technology with the development of minimally invasive approaches. Many advantages were obtained by using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: less surgical trauma and pain, shorter hospital stay, and satisfactory cosmetic results. Limitations still remain, however, because of impaired vision, restricted instrument-maneuverability, unstable camera platform, and poor ergonomics for the surgeon. Some of the… CONTINUE READING

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