Robotics in urologic surgery: An evolving new technology

Fatih Atug, Erik P. Castle, Michael Woods, Rodney Davis, Raju Thomas

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Rapid technological developments in the past two decades have produced new inventions such as robots and incorporated them into our daily lives. Today, robots perform vital functions in homes, outer space, hospitals and on military instillations. The development of robotic surgery has given hospitals and health care providers a valuable tool that is making a profound impact on highly technical surgical procedures. The field of urology is one area of medicine that has adopted and incorporated robotic surgery into its armamentarium. Innovative robotic urologic surgical applications and techniques are being developed and reported everyday. Increased utilization and development will ultimately fuel the discovery of newer applications of robotic systems in urologie surgery. Herein we provide an overview of the history, development, and applications of robotics in surgery with a focus on urologic surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)857-863
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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