As use of robotic surgery increases, training and regulation become more rigorous
Robotic-assisted surgery has served as an alternative minimally invasive surgical option for patients with cancer for more than a decade. The smaller incisions required for robotic and laparoscopic surgeries than traditional open surgery result in reduced infection risk, shorter hospitalization, and less pain and discomfort. “Robotics emerged as a technology in the 2000s. Over the last several years there has been a growth of both laparoscopic and robotic surgical applications to make patients’ recovery less painful,” John J. Moynihan, MD, FACS, surgeon and chair of the department of surgery at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, said in an interview with HemOnc Today.
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