Is Robotic Surgery Less Invasive than Traditional Open Surgery?

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Robotic surgery is definitely less invasive than a traditional open surgery. It's probably equally invasive to minimally invasive surgery or traditional laparoscopic surgery. I like to think of robotic surgery as minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery using just a special instrument or tool which is the robot to help us accomplish that, but it is a form of minimally invasive surgery.