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

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  • What's the Difference Between Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotic Surgery?
    The major difference between laparoscopic and robotic surgeries is that robotic surgery allows the surgeon to operate with greater detail. Learn more from Scott Benninghoven, MD, in robotic surgery with the Regional Medical Center of San Jose.
  • A Surgical Oncology, answered on behalf of
    What's the difference between laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery?
    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.
  • A OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology), answered on behalf of
    What's the difference between robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery?
    Robotic techniques are identical to traditional laparoscopic techniques used in surgery. In this video, Jeffrey Arrington, MD, OB/GYN at Ogden Regional Medical Center explains how the daVinci robot mimics the movements of traditional laparoscopy.
  • What's the Difference between Laparascopic and Robotic Colorectal Surgery for Cancer?
    The removal of the cancer is the same in robotic and laparascopic colorectal surgery, says Ovunc Bardakcioglu, MD, a colon and rectal surgeon at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he explains how the doctor gets to the cancer in each technique.
  • A Facial Plastic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    What's the Difference between Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery?
    Robotic and laparoscopic surgery are both minimally invasive, says Kevin Rayls, MD, a general surgeon at Southern Hills Hospital. In this video, he says that the incisions in robotic surgery are even smaller. 
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