"The future of surgery is not about blood and guts; the future of surgery is about bits and bytes.”
/Dr. Richard Satava/

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Single-incision robotic surgery is taking off

Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), also called single-port access (SPA), or single-site (LESS) have been widely popularized recently, having claimed less pain and faster recovery. Robotic fans threw themselves at the technique, and the da Vinci has been used for several human procedures, mostly through the umbilicus:


In the mean time, fierce criticism has emerged, emphasizing the lack of  objective comparable studies. If you know of any, share with us!

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