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The use of da Vinci Xi and the increased surgeon’s experience could change the perspective over the cost–benefit ratio of robot-assisted surgery

  • Desirée Gianardi
  • Matteo Palmeri
  • Luca Morelli
Letter to the Editor
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Keywords

Robot-assisted surgery Da Vinci Xi Robotics costs 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

Dr. Desirée Gianardi, Dr. Matteo Palmeri and Prof. Luca Morelli have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.

Research involving human participants and/or animals

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals.

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For this type of study informed consent is not required.

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© Italian Society of Surgery (SIC) 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Translational and New Technologies in MedicineUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.EndoCAS (Center for Computer Assisted Surgery), University of PisaPisaItaly

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