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Volume 6 |Article ID 842637 |

Declan G. Murphy, Ben J. Challacombe, Lail-U-Mah Zaheer, M. Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta, "Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Benign Urological Conditions", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 6, Article ID 842637, 8 pages, 2006.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Benign Urological Conditions

Academic Editor: William D. Steers
Received17 May 2006
Accepted09 Jun 2006


Robotic technology for use in surgery has advanced considerably in the past 10 years. This has become particularly apparent in urology where robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy using the da VinciTM surgical system (Intuitive Surgical, CA) has become very popular. The use of robotic assistance for benign urological procedures is less well documented. This article considers the current robotic technology and reviews the situation with regard to robotic surgery for benign urological conditions.

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