Article Abstract

Initial experience of Da Vinci robotic thoracic surgery at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University

Authors: Zhehao He, Liping Zeng, Chong Zhang, Luming Wang, Zhitian Wang, Azmat Rustam, Chengli Du, Wang Lv, Jian Hu


Robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) is a relatively new but rapidly adopted technique, pioneered by the urological and gynecological departments. The primary objective of this study is to present the current status, a series of improvement and innovation of Da Vinci robotic surgery in the Department of Thoracic Surgery at First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University. In addition, we discuss the prospect of robotic surgical technology.