The role of laparoscopy in the era of robotics
Editor: Iulia Andras

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2023 (Status: Open)

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Iulia Andras      Email   |   Website
Urology Department, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: artificial intelligence; laparoscopy; MRI-US fusion guided prostate biopsy; reconstructive surgery; robotic surgery;uro-oncology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Minimally invasive surgery has delivered great benefits for patients, improving perioperative outcomes and post-operative recovery. However, the laparoscopic approach was considered to have major drawbacks due to rigid instruments and the steep learning curve. As such, robotic surgery gained tremendous interest. While at first it was thought that laparoscopic surgery would ultimately be replaced by the robotic approach, the development of improved laparoscopic systems created new possibilities. Three-dimensional laparoscopy has saw a rise in popularity, providing a high quality vision in-depth of the work space, improved precision of the surgical gestures and shorter learning curve, making laparoscopy a viable option for routine procedures.In the era of robotic surgery, laparoscopy remains a plausible alternative for most complex oncological cases. With increased experience, even the most difficult procedures can be performed in a safe, cost-effective, and minimally invasive way.

Iulia Andras
Guest Editor


Laparoscopy; uro-oncology; reconstructive surgery; robotic surgery

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