Robot- assisted surgery and infertility treatment
Numerous difficult interventions requiring precision and superior visual clarity in general surgery, urology, cardiac surgery, thoracosurgery (total endoscopic coronary artery bypass surgery), vascular surgery (abdominal aortic aneurysm repair), and pediatric surgery can now be performed with robot.
Robotic surgery achieves greater success rates, both in surgical procedures performed today with laparoscopic techniques and in difficult cases of ‘open’ interventions.
The penetration of robot-assisted surgery in women to treat infertility problems is globally low, as its very high cost compared to laparoscopic surgery does not outweigh its benefits. The treatment of ovarian cysts, pathological conditions of the fallopian tubes, fibroids and endometriosis is as effective as laparoscopic surgery, so that in the future robot-assisted surgery, even at a lower cost, will not be universally accepted.