Editorials - laparascopic surgery and robotic-guided surgery

Joshua Shemer*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial


Surgical procedures are constantly developing in intricacy due to both technological innovation and professional medical competency. Over the past decades new trends reveal interest in minimally invasive procedures, a decline in invasive techniques and developments in imaging technology and telemedicine. Since 1985, laparoscopic surgery has facilitated new horizons in a wide range of clinical fields: gynecology, urology, chest and abdominal surgery, orthopedics, cardiology and more. Recently, robotic surgery has emerged, using these techniques and improving outcomes through better imaging and treatment, decreasing the side effects of the classic operation. These sophisticated instruments are technical tools in the hands of the skilled professional and deserve the attention of the medical community and decision-makers. Preliminary understanding of the adoption and implementation of new medical technologies may improve the rate of their utilization enabling appropriate preparedness within the health system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-170
Number of pages2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2009


  • Innovation
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Medical technology
  • Robotics


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