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Medical Robotics

The first generation of surgical robots are already being installed in a number of operating rooms around the world. Robotics is being introduced to medicine because it allows for unprecedented control and precision of surgical instruments in minimally invasive procedures. So far, robots have been used to position an endoscope, perform gallbladder surgery and correct gastroesophogeal reflux and heartburn. The ultimate goal of the robotic surgery field is to design a robot that can be used to perform closed-chest, beating-heart surgery. The use of robotics in surgery will expand over the next decades without any doubt. Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is a revolutionary approach in surgery. In MIS, the operation is performed with instruments and viewing equipment inserted into the body through small incisions created by the surgeon, in contrast to open surgery with large incisions. This minimizes surgical trauma and damage to healthy tissue, resulting in shorter patient recovery time. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the state-of-art, to present new ideas, original results and practical experiences in this expanding area. Nevertheless, many chapters in the book concern advanced research on this growing area. The book provides critical analysis of clinical trials, assessment of the benefits and risks of the application of these technologies. This book is certainly a small sample of the research activity on Medical Robotics going on around the globe as you read it, but it surely covers a good deal of what has been done in the field recently, and as such it works as a valuable source for researchers interested in the involved subjects, whether they are currently “medical roboticists” or not.

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Medical RoboticsEdited by Vanja Bozovic

Published: January 1st 2008

DOI: 10.5772/53

ISBN: 978-3-902613-18-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5820-2

Copyright year: 2008

Books open for chapter submissions

136039 Total Chapter Downloads

61 Crossref Citations

138 Web of Science Citations

139 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Learning Curve of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery

By E. Olthof, D. Nio and W.A. Bemelman


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2. The Must-Have in Robotic Heart Surgery: Haptic Feedback

By Eva U. Braun, Hermann Mayer, Alois Knoll, Ruediger Lange and Robert Bauernschmitt


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3. Robot-Assisted Epicardial Ultrasound for Coronary Artery Localization and Anastomosis Quality Assessment in Totally Endoscopic Coronary Bypass Surgery

By Ricardo P.J. Budde, Cornelius Borst, Patricia F.A. Bakker and Paul F. Gruendeman


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4. Image Guided Robotic Systems for Focal Ultrasound Based Surgical Applications

By Sunita Chauhan


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5. Robotic Applications in Neurosurgery

By M. Sam Eljamel


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6. Autonomous Virtual Mobile Robot for the Exploration of 3D Medical Images

By Luca Ferrarini, Hans Olofsen, Johan H.C. Reiber and Faiza Admiraal-Behloul


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7. Robotic Foregut Surgery

By Daniel T. McKenna and Jon C. Gould


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8. Robotic Long Bone Fracture Reduction

By A. E. Graham, S. Q. Xie, K. C. Aw, W. L. Xu and S. Mukherjee


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9. Non-Invasive Estimates of Local Field Potentials for Brain-Computer Interfaces: Theoretical Derivation and Comparison with Direct Intracranial Recordings

By Rolando Grave de Peralta Menendez and Sara L. Gonzalez Andino


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10. Motion Tracking for Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

By Martin Groeger, Klaus Arbter and Gerd Hirzinger


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11. Surgical Skills Training For Robotic Assisted Surgery

By Juan D. Hernandez R., Fernando Bello and Ara Darzi


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12. Medical Robotics in Cardiac Surgery

By Stephan Jacobs and Volkmar Falk


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13. Robotic Neurosurgery

By Karas and Baig


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14. The Use of Software Systems for Visualized Treatment Objectives in Orthognatic Surgery

By Zafer Ozgur Pektas, Beyza Hancioglu Kircelli and Ulkem Cilasun


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15. Intelligent Laparoscopic Assistant Robot through Surgery Task Model: How to Give Intelligence to Medical Robots

By Dong-Soo Kwon, Seong-Young Ko and Jonathan Kim


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16. Miniature Robotic Guidance for Spine Surgery

By Y. Barzilay, L. Kaplan and M. Liebergall


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17. Nerve Sparing Axillary Dissection Using the da Vinci Surgical System

By Susan M. L. Lim, Cheng-Kiong Kum and Foong-Lian Lam


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18. Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Renal and Adrenal Surgery

By Yves Caumartin, Jeffrey Warren and Patrick P.W. Luke


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19. Robin Heart - Perspectives of Application of Mini Invasive Tools in Cardiac Surgery

By Zbigniew Nawrat and Pawel Kostka


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20. Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery for Aortoiliac Disease: A Systematic Review

By Jeroen Diks, Denise Nio, Willem Wisselink and Willem Bemelman


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21. Basic Study of Appropriate Knot-Tying Force in the Gastrointestinal Tract for Development of Haptic Surgical Robot

By Junya Oguma, Soji Ozawa, Yasuhide Morikawa, Toshiharu Furukawa, Yuko Kitagawa, Masakazu Ueda, Kouhei Ohnishi and Masaki Kitajima


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22. Robotic Gastrectomy with Lymphadenectomy for Gastric Cancer

By Casandra Anderson, Joshua Ellenhorn and Alessio Pigazzi


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23. Robotic Rectal Cancer Surgery

By Minia Hellan, Joshua Ellenhorn and Alessio Pigazzi


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24. Efficient Non-Invasive Registration with A-Mode Ultrasound in Skull Surgery

By Aleksandra Popovic, Stefan Heger, Axel Follmann, Ting Wu, Martin Engelhardt, Kirsten Schmieder and Klaus Radermacher


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25. Camera Holding Robotic Devices in Urology

By Sashi S Kommu and Abhay Rane


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26. Telerobotic Surgery for Right and Sigmoid Colectomy

By Arthur Rawlings and David Crawford


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27. Robotic Assisted Microsurgery (RAMS): Application in Plastic Surgery

By Sanjay Saraf


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28. Prototypic Force Feedback Instrument for Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

By Ulrich Seibold, Bernhard Kuebler and Gerd Hirzinger


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29. "RoboLase": Internet-Accessible Robotic Laser Scissors and Laser Tweezers Microscope Systems

By Linda Z. Shi, Michael W. Berns and Elliot Botvinick


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30. Robot Attack on Vascular Surgery

By Petr Stadler


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31. Mechanical Error Analysis of Compact Forceps Manipulator for Laparoscopic Surgery

By Takashi Suzuki, Yoichi Katayama, Etsuko Kobayashi and Ichiro Sakuma


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32. Dental Patient Robot

By Hideaki Takanobu


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33. Neuro- and Fascial Anatomy in the Male Pelvis for Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

By Atsushi Takenaka, Ashutosh K. Tewari and Masato Fujisawa


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34. Robotic Assistance in Microvascular Surgery

By M.G.W. van den Heuvel and R.R.W.J. van der Hulst


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35. Cooperative Robotic System to Support Surgical Interventions

By Raul A. Castillo Cruces, H. Christian Schneider and Juergen Wahrburg


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36. Robotics in General Surgery

By James Wall, Venita Chandra and Thomas Krummel


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37. Telemanipulated Long Bone Fracture Reduction

By Ralf Westphal, Simon Winkelbach, Thomas Goesling, Markus Oszwald, Tobias Huefner, Christian Krettek and Friedrich Wahl


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