Robotic Developments in Cancer Surgery

Carolijn L M A Nota, Francina Jasmijn Smits, Yanghee Woo, Inne H M Borel Rinkes, Izaak Quintus Molenaar, Jeroen Hagendoorn, Yuman Fong

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Indications for robotic surgery have been rapidly expanding since the first introduction of the robotic surgical system in the US market in 2000. As the robotic systems have become more sophisticated over the past decades, there has been an expansion in indications. Many new tools have been added with the aim of optimizing outcomes after oncologic surgery. Complex abdominal cancers are increasingly operated on using robot-assisted laparoscopy and with acceptable outcomes. In this article, the authors discuss robotic developments, from the past and the future, with an emphasis on cancer surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-100
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


  • Humans
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures/methods
  • Neoplasms/surgery
  • Robotic Surgical Procedures/methods
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Oncologic surgery
  • Robotics


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