The role of the first assistant in robotic assisted surgery.

  • Shirley Martin
  • Published 2004 in
    British journal of perioperative nursing : the…

Abstract

In part one of this series (BJPN 14 (1) 36-39) the introduction of the da Vinci robotic system was described (Intuitive Surgical, Inc, Mountain View, CA). This second and final part in the series describes the unique role of the first assistant in robotic assisted surgery. In September 2000, the da Vinci robotic system, the first of its kind to be installed in the UK, was introduced to St Mary's Hospital, London.

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@article{Martin2004TheRO, title={The role of the first assistant in robotic assisted surgery.}, author={Shirley Martin}, journal={British journal of perioperative nursing : the journal of the National Association of Theatre Nurses}, year={2004}, volume={14 4}, pages={159-63} }