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Robotic Technique for Right Colectomy

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The da Vinci® surgical system (Intuitive) is the only commercially available robotic system. It consists of three components: the operating console, the vision stack, and the robotic cart supporting the robotic arms. The operating console is remotely situated from the operating table and is where the surgeon sits to control the robotic arms and instruments. A pseudo-three-dimensional (3-D) operative view is provided by a binocular imaging system. Movements of the robotic arms and instruments are controlled by the surgeon’s fingers in the master controls and through a series of foot pedals. The robotic cart supports a laparoscopic camera and two (da Vinci) or three (da Vinci-S, da Vinci-Si) robotic arms. This system is ideally suited to operating within the abdomen. Its advantages over conventional laparoscopy include a stable camera platform under direct surgeon control, a 3-D operative field, intuitive instrument handling with 6-degrees of freedom and an ergonomic operating position for the surgeon.


  • Colon cancer
  • Surgical technique
  • Robotic colectomy

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Gossedge, G., Jayne, D. (2015). Robotic Technique for Right Colectomy. In: Kim, J., Garcia-Aguilar, J. (eds) Surgery for Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Springer, New York, NY.

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