Master-slave manipulators enhance surgeons' dexterity and improve precision of surgical techniques by filtering surgeons' tremor and scaling movements of surgical instruments. We introduced a master-slave manipulator developed by Intuitive Surgical Inc. (Mountain View, CA, USA) to laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, and confirmed excellent maneuverability especially in complex procedures such as suture and ligature.
|Number of pages
|Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
|Published - 2002 Jan 1
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging