Operating Room Setup and General Techniques for Robotic Surgery

  • Seung Yeop OhEmail author
  • Cristina R. Harnsberger
  • Sonia L. Ramamoorthy


In this chapter, we will review equipment, setup, and general techniques in robotic surgery. Robotic techniques are increasingly being applied to colorectal surgery. To date, the most common indication for the use of robotics in colorectal surgery is in the pelvis for rectal dissection. More recently, however, robotic colectomy is gaining momentum. Before incorporating robotic technology into practice, a fundamental knowledge of the system and proper use of the equipment and basic procedure setup are critical to patient safety and optimal outcomes.


Operating room setup General techniques Robotic surgery Colorectal Surgery 

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Robotic suturing (MP4 86990 kb)

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Robotic vessel sealer (MP4 99125 kb)

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Robotic stapler (MP4 100881 kb)

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Firefly fluorescence imaging (MP4 94212 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seung Yeop Oh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cristina R. Harnsberger
    • 2
  • Sonia L. Ramamoorthy
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryAjou University School of MedicineSuwonSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryUniversity of California, San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.UC San Diego Health SystemRebecca and John Moores Cancer CenterSan DiegoUSA

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