Past, present and future of urological robotic surgery.
Jeong W, Kumar R, and Menon M. Past, present and future of urological robotic surgery. Investig Clin Urol 2016; 57(2):75-83.
Investig Clin Urol
The first urologic robotic program in the world was built at the Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan, in 2000 under the vision of surgical innovator, Dr. Mani Menon for the radical prostatectomy. The robot-assisted radical prostatectomy continues being modified with techniques to improve perioperative and surgical outcomes. The application of robotic surgical technique has since been expanded to the bladder and upper urinary tract surgery. The evolution of surgical technique and its expansion of application will continue to improve quality, outcome parameters and experience for the patients.
Medical Subject Headings
Cystectomy; Humans; Prostatectomy; Robotic Surgical Procedures; Urinary Tract; Urologic Surgical Procedures