Robotic assistance in gynecological oncology

Liselotte Mettler, Thoralf Schollmeyer, John Boggess, Javier F. Magrina, Agnieszka Oleszczuk

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Purpose of review The da Vinci robot has proved to be the most advanced surgical system in gynecology. In this review we evaluated the possibilities of applying robotic assistance to improve gynecological endoscopie oncological surgery. Recent findings A literature survey on robotic-assisted gynecological oncology clearly supports the use of the da Vinci surgical system in laparoscopic oncological surgery. Robotic precision in tumor excision, easier intracorporal suturing and favorable ergonomics for the surgeon make the da Vinci robot particularly suitable for performing complex laparoscopic microinvasive surgical operations in gynecological oncology. Summary Robotic surgery combines the advantages of open surgery and endoscopie surgery. In our opinion, robotic surgery may lead to better results than conventional laparoscopic surgery, particularly in the field of gynecological oncology. However, this opinion has yet to be confirmed by randomized studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-589
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Opinion in Oncology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2008


  • Gynecological oncology
  • Robotic-assisted radical hysterectomy
  • Robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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