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Robotic surgery in oncology

26 Sep 2013
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.

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Watch Dr Bernardo Rocco of the Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano, Italy, discuss the progress and benefits of robotic surgery in oncology.

Special Issue Articles

Vittorio Rinaldi, Davide Pagani, Sara Torretta, Lorenzo Pignataro
Paolo Pietro Bianchi, Fabrizio Luca, Wanda Petz, Manuela Valvo, Sabine Cenciarelli, Massimiliano Zuccaro, Roberto Biffi
Gabriele Cozzi, Elisa De Lorenzis, Carlotta Palumbo, Pietro Acquati, Giancarlo Albo, Paolo dell’Orto, Angelica Grasso, Bernardo Rocco
Elisa De Lorenzis, Carlotta Palumbo, Gabriele Cozzi, Michele Talso, Marco Rosso, Beatrice Costa, Franco Gadda, Bernardo Rocco