Magnetically Anchored "reduced Trocar" Laparoscopy: Evolution Of Surgical Robotics

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Magnetically Anchored "reduced Trocar" Laparoscopy: Evolution Of Surgical Robotics

Show simple item record Bergs, Richard en_US 2007-08-23T01:56:20Z 2007-08-23T01:56:20Z 2007-08-23T01:56:20Z April 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1227 en_US
dc.description.abstract Laparoscopic surgery has become increasingly popular over the last few years due to its benefits; lower morbidity, less perceived pain, better cosmesis results, and less hospital time. For the surgeon however, there are fundamental issues that can make a laparoscopic procedure more difficult than simple open surgery; loss of tactile feel, limited working envelope, high demand for hand-eye coordination, and one trocar-port required for each tool. A revolutionary concept of using magnetics to support tooling across the abdominal wall was conceived by Dr. Jeffrey Cadeddu and his colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Collectively referred to as the Magnetic Anchoring System (MAS), the concept has been tested in porcine surgical procedures at the UTSW animal lab, and is capable of two-trocar-port nephrectomy. The development of the magnetic anchor platform, the cited tools and the evaluation of the system and its components are the topics of this thesis. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Eberhart, Robert en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Biomedical Engineering en_US
dc.title Magnetically Anchored "reduced Trocar" Laparoscopy: Evolution Of Surgical Robotics en_US
dc.type M.S.E. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Eberhart, Robert en_US Biomedical Engineering en_US Biomedical Engineering en_US University of Texas at Arlington en_US masters en_US M.S.E. en_US
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