Minimalinvasive Chirurgie und „robotic surgery“: Chirurgie 4.0?

Translated title of the contribution: Minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery: surgery 4.0?

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Scopus citations


Surgery can only maintain its role in a highly competitive environment if results are continuously improved, accompanied by further reduction of the interventional trauma for patients and with justifiable costs. Significant impulse to achieve this goal was expected from minimally invasive surgery and, in particular, robotic surgery; however, a real breakthrough has not yet been achieved. Accordingly, the new strategic approach of cognitive surgery is required to optimize the provision of surgical treatment. A full scale integration of all modules utilized in the operating room (OR) into a comprehensive network and the development of systems with technical cognition are needed to upgrade the current technical environment passively controlled by the surgeon into an active collaborative support system (surgery 4.0). Only then can the true potential of minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery be exploited.

Translated title of the contributionMinimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery: surgery 4.0?
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)189-194
Number of pages6
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery: surgery 4.0?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this