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Clinical References

The following selected publications support the clinical efficacy of da Vinci® General Surgery.

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Gastric Bypass


Alami RS, Schuster R, Morton JM, Curet MJ. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in a patient with midgut malrotation. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2006 Mar-Apr;2(2):222-5. Epub 2006 Feb 28. Full text for purchase.

Lawson EH, Curet MJ, Sanchez BR, Schuster R, Berguer R. Postural ergonomics during robotic and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery: a pilot project. Journal of Robotic Surgery. 2007 Mar; 1(1):61-68. Full text.

Mohr CJ, Nadzam GS, Alami RS, Sanchez BR, Curet MJ. Totally robotic laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass: results from 75 patients. Obes Surg. 2006 Jun;16(6):690-6. Abstract.

Mohr CJ, Nadzam GS, Curet MJ. Totally robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Arch Surg. 2005 Aug;140(8):779-86. Abstract. Full text.

Sanchez BR, Mohr CJ, Morton JM, Safadi BY, Alami RS, Curet MJ. Comparison of totally robotic laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and traditional laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2005 Nov-Dec;1(6):549-54. Abstract.


Mohr CJ, Nadzam GS, Curet MJ. Totally Robotic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Arch Surg. 2005 Aug;140(8):779-86. Abstract


Curet MJ. Total robotic roux-en-y gastric bypass. Results from an unpublished study conducted at Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA. Submitted to Intuitive Surgical December 2004. Abstract

Moser F, Horgan S. Robotically assisted bariatric surgery. Am J Surg. 2004 Oct;188(4A Suppl):38S-44S. Abstract

Nissen Fundoplication

Stefanidis D, Korndorffer JR, Scott DJ. Robotic Laparoscopic Fundoplication. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2005 Feb;8(1):71-83. Abstract

Cadiere GB. A Computer-Enhanced Clinical Case Study: Nissen Fundoplication. Results from an unpublished case study documented at St. Pierre Hospital, Belgium. Submitted to Intuitive Surgical in 2000.

Colorectal Resection

D'Annibale A, Morpurgo E, Fiscon V, Trevisan P, Sovernigo G, Orsini C, Guidolin D. Robotic and laparoscopic surgery for treatment of colorectal diseases. Dis Colon Rectum. 2004 Dec;47(12):2162-8. Abstract

Other General Surgery


Galvani C, Gorodner MV, Moser F, Baptista M, Donahue P, Horgan S. Laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia facilitated by robotic assistance. 1: Surg Endosc. 2006 Jul;20(7):1105-12. Epub 2006 May 13. Abstract.

Pigazzi A, Ellenhorn JD, Ballantyne GH, Paz IB. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer. 1: Surg Endosc. 2006 Oct;20(10):1521-5. Epub 2006 Aug 1. Abstract.


Corcione F, Esposito C, Cuccurullo D, Settembre A, Miranda N, Amato F, Pirozzi F, Caiazzo P. Advantages and limits of robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery: preliminary experience. Surg Endosc. 2004 Nov 18. Abstract

Hazey JW, Melvin WS. Robot-assisted general surgery. Semin Laparosc Surg. 2004 Jun;11(2):107-12. Abstract

Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Finley D, Stevens M, Paya M. Application of robotics in general surgery: initial experience. Am Surg. 2004 Oct;70(10):914-7. Abstract


Giulianotti PC, Coratti A, Angelini M, Sbrana F, Cecconi S, Balestracci T, Caravaglios G. Guilianotti, Pier Cristoforo Robotics in general surgery: personal experience in a large community hospital. Arch Surg. 2003 Jul;138(7):777-84. . Abstract

Horgan S, Berger RA, Elli EF, Espat NJ. Robotic-assisted minimally invasive transhiatal esophagectomy. Am Surg. 2003 Jul;69(7):624-6. Abstract

Hubens G, Coveliers H, Balliu L, Ruppert M, Vaneerdeweg W. A performance study comparing manual and robotically assisted laparoscopic surgery using the da Vinci system. Surg Endosc. 2003 Oct;17(10):1595-9. Epub 2003 Jul 21. Abstract

Jacob BP, Gagner M. Robotics and general surgery. Surg Clin North Am. 2003 Dec;83(6):1405-19. Review. Abstract

Melvin WS, Needleman BJ, Krause KR, Ellison EC. Robotic resection of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2003 Feb;13(1):33-6. Abstract

Talamini MA, Chapman S, Horgan S, Melvin WS; The Academic Robotics Group. A prospective analysis of 211 robotic-assisted surgical procedures. Surg Endosc. 2003 Oct;17(10):1521-4. Epub 2003 Aug 15. Abstract


Bentas W, Wolfram M, Brautigam R, Binder J. Laparoscopic transperitoneal adrenalectomy using a remote-controlled robotic surgical system. J Endourol. 2002 Aug;16(6):373-6. Abstract

Chapman WH 3rd, Albrecht RJ, Kim VB, Young JA, Chitwood WR Jr. Computer-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy with the da Vinci surgical robot. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2002 Jun;12(3):155-9. Abstract

Desai MM, Gill IS, Kaouk JH, Matin SF, Sung GT, Bravo EL. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Urology. 2002 Dec;60(6):1104-7. Abstract

Horgan S. Robotic Heller Myotomy Decreases Esophageal Perforations. Results from an unpublished case study conducted in 2002. Abstract Full Text

Horgan S, Vanuno D, Sileri P, Cicalese L, Benedetti E. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy for kidney transplantation. Transplantation. 2002 May 15;73(9):1474-9. Abstract

Young JA, Chapman WH 3rd, Kim VB, Albrecht RJ, Ng PC, Nifong LW, Chitwood WR Jr. Robotic-assisted adrenalectomy for adrenal incidentaloma: case and review of the technique. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2002 Apr;12(2):126-30. Abstract

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

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