What's the difference between laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery?

Dr. Daniel M. Labow, MD
Surgical Oncologist
Laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery are both minimally invasive. In this WisePatient video, Daniel Labow, MD explains the difference between the two procedures and when each is best.

Laparoscopy provides surgeons with 2D vision during surgery, whereas robotic surgery provides 3D vision, better feedback and depth perception.

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