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

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dc.contributor Bergs , Richard en_US 2007 -08 -23T01 :56 :20Z 2011 -08 -24T21 :40 :01Z 2007 -08 -23T01 :56 :20Z 2011 -08 -24T21 :40 :01Z 2007 -08 -23T01 :56 :20Z April 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /230
dc.description.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 . en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Biomedical Engineering en_US
dc.title Magnetically Anchored "reduced Trocar" Laparoscopy : Evolution Of Surgical Robotics en_US
dc.type M .S .E . en_US


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