Robot-assisted Cholecystectomy

  • Cinthya Solano
  • Monica Gualtierotti
  • Ronan Cahill
  • Jacques Marescaux


After being first performed by Carl Langenbuch in 1882, open cholecystectomy became the accepted means of treating symptomatic cholecystolithiasis and proved itself a safe procedure with low complication rates. Then, 20 years ago, laparoscopy kick-started a revolution in abdominal surgery that has been continued with other minimally invasive techniques. The first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in 1987 by Dr. Phillipe Mouret and, because of its advantages (e.g., smaller incisions, quicker recovery time, improved cosmetic results and shorter stay in costly hospital beds), became accepted within a few years as the new standard therapy for gallstone disease. However, the technology it uses can actually be viewed as a step backward from certain perspectives.


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Robotic Surgery Clip Applier Remote Surgery Vinci Robot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cinthya Solano
    • 1
  • Monica Gualtierotti
    • 1
  • Ronan Cahill
    • 1
  • Jacques Marescaux
    • 1
  1. 1.IRCAD/EITS InstituteStrasbourgFrance

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