Robots en cirugía general: Presente y futuro

Translated title of the contribution: Robots in general surgery: Present and future

Carlos Galvani, Santiago Horgan

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Robotic surgery is an emerging technology.We began to use this technique in 2000, after it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Our preliminary experience was satisfactory. We report 4 years' experience of using this technique in our institution. Between August 2000 and December 2004, 399 patients underwent robotic surgery using the Da Vinci system. We performed 110 gastric bypass procedures, 30 Lap band, 59 Heller myotomies, 12 Nissen fundoplications, 6 epiphrenic diverticula, 18 total esophagectomies, 3 esophageal leiomyoma resections, 1 pyloroplasty, 2 gastrojejunostomies, 2 transduodenal sphincteroplasties, 10 adrenalectomies and 145 livingrelated donor nephrectomies. Operating times for fundoplications and Lap band were longer. After the learning curve, the operating times and morbidity of the remaining procedures were considerably reduced. Robot-assisted surgery allows advanced laparoscopic procedures to be performed with enhanced results given that it reduces the learning curve as measured by operating time and morbidity.

Translated title of the contributionRobots in general surgery: Present and future
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)138-147
Number of pages10
JournalCirugia Espanola
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2005


  • Applications
  • Complications
  • Learning curve
  • Minimally-invasive surgery
  • Robotic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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