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 GianardiEmail author
  • Matteo Palmeri
  • Luca Morelli
Letter to the Editor


Robot-assisted surgery Da Vinci Xi Robotics costs 


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Conflict of interest

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

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

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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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