Guest Editors: B Rocco, G Albo and G Gaia
Robotic surgery is an advanced form of minimally invasive or laparoscopic (small incision) surgery where surgeons use a computer-controlled robot to assist them in certain surgical procedures. In recent years robotic surgery has become a new standard of treatment for many cancers including prostate, gynaecological and abdominal surgery. In the collection of papers in this special issue a global overview of existing robotic experiences is presented which demonstrates that there are multiple opportunities for robotics in the oncological setting.Read the full editorial
Watch Dr Bernardo Rocco of the Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano, Italy, discuss the progress and benefits of robotic surgery in oncology.