Advances in Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery, computer-assisted surgery, and robotically-assisted surgery are terms for technological developments that use robotic systems to aid in surgical procedures. Robotically-assisted surgery was developed to overcome the limitations of pre-existing minimally-invasive surgical procedures and to enhance the capabilities of surgeons performing open surgery. In the case of robotically-assisted minimally-invasive surgery, instead of directly moving the instruments, the surgeon uses one of two methods to control the instruments; either a direct telemanipulator or through computer control. In computer-controlled systems the surgeon uses a computer to control the robotic arms and its end-effectors, though these systems can also still use telemanipulators for their input. One advantage of using the computerised method is that the surgeon does not have to be present, but can be anywhere in the world, leading to the possibility for remote surgery.


In the present book, thirteen typical literatures about robotic surgery published on international authoritative journals were selected to introduce the worldwide newest progress, which contains reviews or original researches on robotically-assisted surgery. We hope this book can demonstrate advances in robotic surgery as well as give references to the researchers, students and other related people.

Components of the Book:
  • Chapter 1
    Robotic Surgery: Disruptive Innovation or Unfulfilled Promise? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the First 30 Years
  • Chapter 2
    Embedding Robotic Surgery into Routine Practice and Impacts on Communication and Decision Making: A Review of the Experience of Surgical Teams
  • Chapter 3
    Initial Experience of Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Colectomy for Transverse Colon Cancer: A Matched Case-Control Study
  • Chapter 4
    Initial Experiences of Robotic Versus Conventional Laparoscopic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer, Focusing on Short-Term Outcomes: A Matched Case-Control Study
  • Chapter 5
    Expert Consensus on Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer (2015 Edition)
  • Chapter 6
    Development of a Transoral Robotic Surgery Program in Canada
  • Chapter 7
    Preliminary Study of Transoral Robotic Surgery for Pharyngeal Cancer in Japan
  • Chapter 8
    Robotic Colorectal Surgery for Laparoscopic Surgeons with Limited Experience: Preliminary Experiences for 40 Consecutive Cases at a Single Medical Center
  • Chapter 9
    Robotic Pancreaticoduodenectomy in a Case of Duodenal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Chapter 10
    Robotic Single-Site versus Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Hysterectomy: A Propensity Score Matching Study
  • Chapter 11
    Robotic Spleen-Preserving Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy: A Single-Centered Chinese Experience
  • Chapter 12
    Robotic-Assisted versus Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: A Meta-Analysis of Four Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Chapter 13
    Totally Thoracoscopic Surgery for the Treatment of Atrial Septal Defect without of the Robotic Da Vinci Surgical System
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Alan Tan
Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St. Mary’s Hospital, London , UK

Rebecca Randell
School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Nicola de’Angelis
Unit of Digestive, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, and Liver Transplantation, Henri Mondor Hospital, Université Paris Est, Créteil, France

Hiroyuki Sawada
Department of Gastroenterological and Transplant Surgery, Applied Life Sciences, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Jianmin Xu
Department of General surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Amilcare Parisi
Department of Digestive and Liver Surgery Unit, St. Maria Hospital, Via Tristano di Joannuccio, Terni, Italy

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