Evolution of robot-assisted general surgery in Greece and Cyprus
Robot-assisted general surgery in Greece and Cyprus coincided with a devastating financial crisis. We hereby present the evolution of the technology in this unwelcoming environment, using data provided to us by the official distributor of the Da Vinci platform in these countries.
KeywordsRobotic surgery Robot-assisted surgery Financial crisis Robotic general surgery
We would like to thank Sofmedica Hellas for providing the data used in this article.
Compliance with ethical standards
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
Conflict of interest
Konstantinos Konstantinidis is a teaching proctor for Intuitive Surgical. Argyrios Ioannidis, Nikolaos Machairas, Christos Koutserimpas, Eleftherios Spartalis, and Michael Konstantinidis declare no conflict of interest.
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