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The Economics of Prefilled Syringes - August 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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8 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 M inimally invasive surgery has become standard for a steadily increasing number of proce- dures. But for inguinal her- nia repairs, the minimally invasive approach is still the exception. Robots have the potential to help bridge that gap. Laparoscopic hernia repairs, when performed by surgeons who have the req- uisite skill and experience, provide shorter recovery times, less chronic pain, less scarring, less chance of infection, and earlier returns to work and normal activities. But for residents, laparoscopic training for hernia repair tends to be minimal, at best, and admittedly, the learning curve is extremely high. The Case for Robotic Hernia They're a minimally invasive opportunity for the vast majority of sur- geons who haven't had a chance to master laparoscopic hernia repair. Shirin Towfigh, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, Calif. • ROBOT ADVOCATE Dr. Towfigh has demonstrated that for mesh removal and revisional hernia surgery, robotic surgery is more effective than laparoscopic surgery. Aaron Reyes

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