Shifting Toward the Robot: Hernia Surgeons Share Their Stori
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As recently as two years ago, 75% to 80% of all inguinal hernia operations were performed with an open approach, but the availability of the robot has made minimally invasive surgery more appealing even to surgeons who favored MIS techniques to begin with. At the second annual Global Symposium on Robotic-Assisted and Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair, experienced surgeons explained why they moved toward the robot and shared advice for doing so.

Eugene Dickens, MD, now considers himself “a robot guy,” but that wasn’t always the case. He initially dismissed MIS inguinal hernia repair and joked that he used to carry around a study documenting the superiority of open over laparoscopic repair for inguinal hernia (N Engl J Med 2004;350:1819-1827).....

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