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The role of the robot in treating urinary tract endometriosis

Nezhat, Camrana; Modest, Anna M.b; King, Louise P.b,c

Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology: August 2013 - Volume 25 - Issue 4 - p 308–311
doi: 10.1097/GCO.0b013e3283630dfc
MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGIC PROCEDURES: Edited by Colin J. Davis

Purpose of review To detail the recent advances in the use of computer-enhanced robotic technology to surgically treat urinary tract endometriosis.

Recent findings Few studies have been published in this field. The studies are severely limited in scope. Further study is warranted.

Summary Robotic-assisted laparoscopic techniques have proven useful in the treatment of extensive endometriosis and may prove useful in the treatment of urinary tract endometriosis.

aThe Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, California

bDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

cThe Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Correspondence to Camran Nezhat, MD, The Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 900 Welsh Road, Suite 403, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Tel: +1 650 320 8778; e-mail: drnezhat@gmail.com

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