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Minimally Invasive Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 286563, 11 pages
Review Article

Robotic Surgery in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery: A Review

1Head and Neck Surgery Department, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, SP CEP 1246903, Brazil
2Department of Urology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
3Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
4Department of Otolaryngology and Center for Aerodigestive Disorders, Children's Hospital Boston, MA 02115, USA

Received 11 October 2011; Accepted 4 January 2012

Academic Editor: Peng Hui Wang

Copyright © 2012 Caio M. Oliveira et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Recent advancements in robotics technology have allowed more complex surgical procedures to be performed using minimally invasive approaches. In this article, we reviewed the role of robotic assistance in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. We highlight the advantages of robot-assisted surgery and its clinical application in this field.