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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 395-403

Robotic instrumentation: Evolution and microsurgical applications


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Correspondence Address:
Sijo J Parekattil
1600 SW Archer Road, Room N-217, PO Box 100247, Department of Urology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0247
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.70580

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This article presents a review of the history and evolution of robotic instrumentation and its applications in urology. A timeline for the evolution of robotic instrumentation is presented to better facilitate an understanding of our current-day applications. Some new directions including robotic microsurgical applications (robotic assisted denervation of the spermatic cord for chronic orchialgia and robotic assisted vasectomy reversal) are presented. There is a paucity of prospective comparative effectiveness studies for a number of robotic applications. However, right or wrong, human nature has always led to our infatuation with the concept of using tools to meet our needs. This chapter is a brief tribute to where we have come from and where we may be potentially heading in the field of robotic assisted urologic surgery.


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