Robotics in general surgery: An evidence‐based review

@article{Baek2014RoboticsIG,
  title={Robotics in general surgery: An evidence‐based review},
  author={Se Jin Baek and Seon-Han Kim},
  journal={Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={7}
}
Since its introduction, robotic surgery has been rapidly adopted to the extent that it has already assumed an important position in the field of general surgery. This rapid progress is quantitative as well as qualitative. In this review, we focus on the relatively common procedures to which robotic surgery has been applied in several fields of general surgery, including gastric, colorectal, hepato‐biliary‐pancreatic, and endocrine surgery, and we discuss the results to date and future… 
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