Letters Robots in theatre

Yes to careful introduction of robot assisted surgery

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7215 (Published 08 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7215
  1. Alan McNeill, consultant urological surgeon1,
  2. Grant D Stewart, clinical lecturer in urological surgery1
  1. 1Department of Urology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK
  1. alan.mcneill{at}luht.scot.nhs.uk

From the perspective of Scotland’s only high volume laparoscopic prostatectomy centre we agree that “even the staunchest laparoscopic urologists would like to use a robot.”1 Although outcomes from high volume surgeons are comparable regardless of the surgical technique used for radical prostatectomy, a randomised trial comparing techniques will now be …

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