Review Article

Expanding the Utilization of Robotic Procedures in Urologic Surgery

Tareq Aro, Michael Mullerad, and Gilad E. Amiel


Although the word “robot” was coined in 1921, only close to 70 years later were robotic devices developed to assist during surgery. Urology has always been at the forefront of endoscopic, minimally invasive, and robotic developments in medicine. Robotic prostatectomy signaled the emerging role of robotic surgery in urology, but since then it has been applied to every urologic laparoscopic procedure.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2017;8(4):e0044