Robot-assisted surgery

Makoto Hashizume

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Computer-enhanced surgical systems are becoming common worldwide. Currently, 331 da Vinci surgical systems have been installed. Robotic surgery was successfully performed on more than 20,000 patients in 2004. Intuitive Surgical has received FDA clearance for laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures, including hysterectomy or prostatectomy, as well as cardiac revascularization. The Japanese "Future Project" team has developed a prototype of a smaller surgical robotic system and successfully performed telesurgery on animals between Tokyo and Fujinomiya on August 8, 2002, and between Fukuoka and Seoul on March 2, 2005. Robotic surgery will lead to dramatic progress in medicine with the development of surgical navigation systems, simulation systems, and telementoring systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-693
Number of pages5
JournalNippon Geka Gakkai zasshi
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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