JOURNAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGY, cilt.21, ss.147-151, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The benefits of laparoscopic surgery over open abdominal surgery have been well documented. Efforts continue for development of strategies that further reduce the size of abdominal incisions and the number of trocars used. Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) is a promising approach that can further enhance cosmetic satisfaction and reduce the risks of laparoscopic surgery. Loss of triangulation, instrument crowding and clashing, poor visualization, and ergonomic problems are the most challenging issues associated with the use of LESS. The combination of LESS and the robotic system seems to be a promising choice to overcome the technical difficulties of LESS. The da Vinci Single-Site Surgical Platform is a novel semirigid robotic operating system. We present our initial clinical experience with robotic-assisted single-incision transumbilical total hysterectomy using the novel da Vinci Single-Site Surgical Platform. (C) 2014 AAGL. All rights reserved.