Magnetically Anchored "reduced Trocar" Laparoscopy: Evolution Of Surgical Robotics

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Title: Magnetically Anchored "reduced Trocar" Laparoscopy: Evolution Of Surgical Robotics
Author: Bergs, Richard
Abstract: Laparoscopic surgery has become increasingly popular over the last few years due to its benefits ; lower morbidity , less perceived pain , better cosmesis results , and less hospital time . For the surgeon however , there are fundamental issues that can make a laparoscopic procedure more difficult than simple open surgery ; loss of tactile feel , limited working envelope , high demand for hand -eye coordination , and one trocar -port required for each tool . A revolutionary concept of using magnetics to support tooling across the abdominal wall was conceived by Dr . Jeffrey Cadeddu and his colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center . Collectively referred to as the Magnetic Anchoring System (MAS ) , the concept has been tested in porcine surgical procedures at the UTSW animal lab , and is capable of two -trocar -port nephrectomy . The development of the magnetic anchor platform , the cited tools and the evaluation of the system and its components are the topics of this thesis .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /230
Date: 2007-08-23

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Magnetically Anchored "reduced Trocar" Laparoscopy: Evolution Of Surgical Robotics. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /230 .

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