What is Robotic Surgery? Advantages Disadvantages compared to Laparoscopy and Laparotomy

Is robotic surgery right for everyone?

What is robotic surgery?
ASRM is a non-profit organization devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine including infertility, menopause, and sexuality.

The Patient Education Website of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine adresses these questions:

  • What is robotic surgery?
  • What are the advantages of robotic surgery compared to traditional laparoscopy?
  • What are the advantages of robotic surgery compared to laparotomy (open incision)?
  • Are there any disadvantages of robotic surgery?
  • What are the most common surgical procedures performed by robotic surgery?
  • Is robotic surgery right for everyone?

Read ASRM Robotic Surgery, American Society for Reprocutive Medicine, Revised 2012 – PDF.

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