The pitfalls of laparoscopic surgery: challenges for robotics and telerobotic surgery.

@article{Ballantyne2002ThePO,
  title={The pitfalls of laparoscopic surgery: challenges for robotics and telerobotic surgery.},
  author={Garth H. Ballantyne},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={1-5}
}
After its debut in 1988, laparoscopic cholecystectomy rapidly became the standard of care for cholelithiasis, yet very few surgeons use minimally invasive techniques for other abdominal operations. Why do most surgeons continue to perform traditional open gastrointestinal operations? We believe that the answer to this question lies in the fact that advanced laparoscopic operations are difficult to learn, perform, and master. A number of inherent pitfalls of laparoscopy hinder the performance of… CONTINUE READING

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