Conclusion

The introduction of the robotic system in the field of minimally invasive surgery has produced an authentic revolution. Robotic surgery remains still in its infancy, and the limits of its expansion are unpredictable. Nevertheless, the robotic approach has already proved to be safe and feasible in the most complex procedures in general surgery. Currently, clear advantages of robotic technology are proven in surgical procedures where very precise movements in small areas and a good vision of the surgical field are required such as esopha-

geal surgery, bariatric surgery, donor nephrectomies, rectal surgery, etc. However, in the era of evidence-based medicine, larger studies conducted in prospective randomized fashion still need to be performed to verify the perceived clinical benefits. The velocity of the expansion of the robotic-assisted surgery is going to depend on the greater experience of the surgeons and the introduction of more technological advances.

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