Endoscopic surgery introduced dissection performed with “straight stick” instrumentation utilized in a way that minimized the trauma associated with open surgery. Surgeons experienced a new learning curve for dissection as they adopted the use of this new technology. Over time, the traditional open surgery has been replaced with endoscopic procedures and surgeons have become adept with using endoscopic instruments.
Robotic-assisted surgery is an evolution of endoscopic surgery in that robotic instruments are capable of multiple degrees of movement more like the human arm and hand. This new flexible articulation allows for dissection techniques that are different than those used with endoscopic surgery.
This presentation explains the dissection techniques unique to robotic-assisted surgery and teaches how to incorporate these techniques in surgery.
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J. Scott Magnuson, MD (USA)
Chief Medical Officer, AdventHealth Nicholson Center
Medical Director, Head and Neck Surgery, AdventHealth Orlando