Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Surgical Robotics

Edited by Serdar Küçük

University of Kocaeli

Robotic technology has increasingly been preferred by the medical professionals since they have been used for several clinical applications. Medical robots are preferred since they present better results compared to traditional methods such as smaller incision, higher accuracy, and lesser recovery time. Medical robots can be divided into three progressive generations. The first-generation robots were originally industrial robots that had been modified for performing medical applications in orthopedics, neurosurgery, radiology, and radiotherapy in the 1980s. The second-generation robots have been especially developed for executing surgical operations in the 1990s. After the 2000s, the third-generation medical robots have been designed for performing difficult surgical and medical operations. From the first approved surgical robot AESOP to the current da Vinci Surgical System, there have been several different kinds of surgical robots produced until now. Although the history of surgical robots is very short compared to the history of surgery, thousands of surgical robots have been installed in hospitals worldwide, and hundreds of thousands of people have been treated by these surgical robots. Nowadays, the achievements of the surgical robotics amaze both medical professionals and the patients. It is noteworthy to follow up on the evolution of surgical robotics in the future.

Read more >Order hardcopy
Surgical RoboticsEdited by Serdar Küçük

Published: January 4th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/65524

ISBN: 978-953-51-3720-7

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3719-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-3977-5

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

9631 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

11 Dimensions Citations


Open access peer-reviewed

1. The Next-Generation Surgical Robots

By Zheng Wang, Sicong Liu, Jing Peng and Michael Zhiqiang Chen


Open access peer-reviewed

2. Concept of Virtual Incision for Minimally Invasive Surgery

By Yuki Horise, Atsushi Nishikawa, Toshikazu Kawai, Ken Masamune and Yoshihiro Muragaki


Open access peer-reviewed

3. The Surgical Robot: Applications and Advantages in General Surgery

By Rodolfo José Oviedo Barrera


Open access peer-reviewed

4. Bilateral Axillo-Breast Approach Robotic Thyroidectomy: Introduction and Update

By Do Hoon Koo, Dong Sik Bae and June Young Choi


Open access peer-reviewed

5. Colonoscopy Image Pre-Processing for the Development of Computer-Aided Diagnostic Tools

By Alain Sánchez-González and Begoña García-Zapirain Soto


Open access peer-reviewed

6. Robotic Splenic Flexure and Transverse Colon Resections

By Igor Monsellato, Maria Caterina Canepa, Vittorio d’Adamo, Giuseppe Spinoglio, Fabio Priora and Luca Matteo Lenti


Open access peer-reviewed

7. Robotic Hiatal Hernia Repair

By Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Michael Konstantinidis, Savvas Hirides and Petros Hirides


Edited Volume and chapters are indexed in

  • Worldcat
  • OpenAIRE
  • Google Scholar
  • AZ ebsco
  • Base
  • CNKI

Order a hardcopy of the Edited Volume

Free shipping with DHL Express

Hardcover (ex. VAT)£119

Order now

Residents of European Union countries need to add a Book Value-Added Tax of 5%. Institutions and companies, registered as VAT taxable entities in their own EU member state, will not pay VAT by providing IntechOpen with their VAT registration number. This is made possible by the EU reverse charge method.

Special discount for IntechOpen contributors

All IntechOpen contributors are offered special discounts starting at 40% OFF available through your personal dashboard

Login and purchase