The Future of Robotic Surgery
There are now over 80 surgical robots across the NHS helping perform over 15,000 cancer operations every year. This lecture will cover the emergence of surgical robotics over the last 20 years and the current UK availability of this technology. Specific issues of training, mentoring and evaluation of clinical outcomes will be shown. Key robotic surgery indications and operations will be showcased with illustrative videos.
2020 saw the emergence of several novel robotic surgery platforms to rival the existing robots and these will be shown and evaluated. The future of robotic surgery across a wide range of specialties and the emerging indications and technologies will be discussed.