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Robotic versus laparoscopic versus open colorectal surgery: towards defining criteria to the right choice.

Authors
  • Zelhart, Matthew1
  • Kaiser, Andreas M2
  • 1 Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Suite 7418, Los Angeles, 90033, CA, USA.
  • 2 Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Suite 7418, Los Angeles, 90033, CA, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Endoscopy
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Aug 15, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-017-5796-2
PMID: 28812154
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

While technical and design developments will likely address some shortcomings, the value-based impact of the various approaches will have to be examined in general and on a case-by-case basis. Value as the ratio of quality over cost depends on numerous parameters (disease, complications, patient, efficiency, finances).

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