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Journal of Robotic Surgery

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 511–514 | Cite as

Robotic thoracic surgery: a support team to replace the bedside surgeon

  • William WrightsonEmail author
Brief Communication
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Abstract

Establishing a new robotics program presents a unique set of challenges that differ from routine operative procedures. These include training robotic staff, operating room logistics, and surgeon training. As the surgeon moves away from the patient bedside, the responsibilities of the bedside team and circulating staff must increase to fill that void. Therefore, a critical element of robotic thoracic surgery is the training of the robotic team to facilitate fluid movement of the patient through the surgical process. We report our process in establishing a thoracic robotics program with an emphasis on the training personnel.

Keywords

Thoracic surgery Training Staff 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

William R. Wrightson declares that he has no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chief of Thoracic Surgery Robley Rex VA Medical Center, University of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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