Robotic surgery for cancer treatment

Kenoki Oouchida, Satoshi Ieiri, Hajime Kenmotsu, Morimasa Tomikawa, Makoto Hashizume

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Abstract

Surgical operation is still one of the important options for treatment of many types of cancer. In the present-day treatment of cancer, patients' quality of life is focused on and surgeons need to provide minimally invasive surgery without decreasing the curability of disease. Endoscopic surgery contributed to the prevalence of minimally-invasive surgery. However it has also raised a problem regarding differences in surgical techniques among individual surgeons. Robot-assisted surgery provides some resolutions with 3D vision and increases the freedom of forceps manipulation. Furthermore, 3D visual magnification, scaling function, and the filtering function of surgical robots may make it possible for surgeons to perform microsurgery more delicate than open surgery. Here, we report the present status and the future of the representative surgical robot, and the da Vinci surgical system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy
Volume39
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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