Advantages and Disadvantages of Robotic Surgery

2679 Words Nov 9th, 2012 11 Pages
Advantages and Disadvantages of Robotic Surgery
Tresha Reid-Matthew
DeVry University

Robotic Surgery is a surgical technology in the world of healthcare that doctors are opting to use for many surgical procedures on humans today. Robotic surgery is a procedure that involves a surgeon manipulating the hands of a robot. Many people don’t know enough about robotic surgery. It is very important for everyone to familiarize themselves with this technology because in the near future this equipment has the potential to take over the operating rooms of many hospitals. The goal of this paper is to give some basic information about how Robotic surgical procedures has evolved and to bring to light some of the ways robotic surgical procedures might
…show more content…
 The next person to use the Puma 560 was Davies et al three years later during a transurethral resection of the prostate Lippincott, W (2004).
 The next system that was later developed was PROBOT. This was a robot designed especially to assist with transurethral resection a man’s prostate.
 During the same time period that PROBOT was being developed, another machine called the ROBODOC was being developed. This robotic was designed to assist with precision of hip replacements. ROBODOC was the first surgical robot approved by the FDA.
 Researchers from the National Air and Space Administration (NASA) Ames became interested in using the information that was present from the previous robots to develop a technology called telepresence surgery. The technology of telepresence became the major driving force behind the development of surgical robotic robots as we know them today. Lippincott, W (2004)
 1990’s Scientists from the National Air Space Administration teamed up with the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) to developed a dexterous telemanipulator for hand surgery with a design goal of give the surgeon the sense of literally operating on the patient in front of them somewhat, instead of from across the room.
 The US Army recognized the work being done by at the Stanford Research Institute and became interested of treating wounded

More about Advantages and Disadvantages of Robotic Surgery