Does Robot-assisted Surgery in Urology Has Benefits? The Current Status
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Minimally invasive surgery has gradually replaced the conventional surgery with the introduction of laparoscopy. Subsequently, with intensive advertisement and marketing strategies, robot-assisted surgery became popular and robot-assisted surgery has been used in almost every surgical procedure. Despite its high cost, the robotic platform, which has proven its general advantages such as less hospital stay and less blood loss, has become controversial in the literature in terms of cost effectiveness. In this study, the advantages and disadvantages of the robot-assisted surgery in urology have been reviewed in the light of current literature.