Robotic urology in the United Kingdom: experience and overview of robotic-assisted cystectomy.
Oussama Elhage, Declan Murphy, Ben Challacombe, Peter Rimington, Mohammad S Khan, Prokar Dasgupta
J Robot Surg | Published : 2008
In this article we look at the evolution of robotic technology in operative urology and the significant early contribution of Mr John Wickham. We explore the ergonomics of robotic technology and discuss financial issues from a British perspective. We share our clinical experience, describe the authors' robotic-assisted cystectomy technique, and conclude by exploring the patients' perception of this new treatment modality.