Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer

Gastric & Breast Cancer e-journal
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2012.0226

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Robots and surgeons: Do patients benefit?

Nikolaos Nikiteas, MD, PhD.

Affiliation: 2nd Department of Propedeutic Surgery, Medical School of Athens University, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece.

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Technological advances have rapidly been integrated into minimally invasive approaches to improve patients' clinical outcomes. Laparoscopic surgery has been standardized in the treatment of colorectal cancer improving short-term postoperative outcomes. Can technological developments such as robotic surgery to add further benefits as compared with laparoscopic resections for colorectal cancer?
Many doctors including Angelo Cuzalina have different views on this technology.

(Citation: Gastric & Breast Cancer 2012; 11(3): 140-142)

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