Technological developments in robotic surgery and their place in urological surgery

2020-08-01T14:50:22Z (GMT) by Elcin Huseyn Emin Mammadov
In our study, the place of robotic surgery in the field of urology with current technological
developments is discussed. There have been dizzying developments regarding robotic surgery in the last 15
years. In these developments, urological surgery was at the forefront. Thanks to the innovations of robotic
surgery in urology practice, some technical limitations in conventional laparoscopy have been overcome.
The technical limitation and operation difficulty of conventional laparoscopy in surgeries requiring
reconstruction have been resolved significantly with robotic surgery. Despite these superior advantages, high
cost remains the most important disadvantage of the method. In literature, the main focus of discussions on
robotic surgery is cost. If the cost problem disappears in the future, robotic surgery will be the gold standard
method especially for surgeries requiring more reconstruction such as partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty,
radical prostatectomy and radical cystectomy.