Robotic One Access Surgery (R-1): Initial Pre-Clinical Experience for Urological Surgeries.
Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) was developed to minimize the morbidity associated with laparoscopic surgery. Application of robotics in urologic surgery has been widely adopted given the advantages it provides over standard laparoscopy including three-dimensional vision, improved ergonomics and enhanced precision and dexterity. The real benefit of robotic LESS is still unbalanced by the limitations of this approach and the sole applicability by highly skilled surgeons. The ideal robotic platform for single port surgery should have the possibility of being deployed through a single access site restoring intra-corporeal triangulation for precise instrument maneuvers. This manuscript reviews the potential applications of R-1 new surgical robot, highlighting its added value in allowing new surgical approaches.
Kidney & Diabetes
Kaouk, Jihad; Abaza, Ronney; Davis, John; Eun, Daniel; Gettman, Matthew; Joseph, Jean; Garisto, Juan; and Porter, James R, "Robotic One Access Surgery (R-1): Initial Pre-Clinical Experience for Urological Surgeries." (2019). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 1896.