The following selected publications support the clinical efficacy of da Vinci ® Pediatric Surgery. For additional citations on robotic surgery, please visit PubMed (Medline).

Please note: PubMed provides links to downloadable PDFs, which are usually available from the journal publisher for a fee. You may also contact academic libraries (for example, University of California) and inquire about their document delivery services.
2004

Chaer RA, Jacobsen G, Elli F, Harris J, Goldstein A, Horgan S. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic pediatric Heller’s cardiomyotomy: initial case report. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2004 Oct; 14(5): 270-273. Abstract

Hanly EJ, Talamini MA. Robotic abdominal surgery. Am J Surg. 2004 Oct; 188(4A Suppl): 19S-26S. Abstract

Kant AJ, Klein MD, Langenburg SE. Robotics in pediatric surgery: perspectives for imaging. Pediatr Radiol. 2004 Jun; 34(6): 454-461. Abstract

Peters CA. Laparoscopic and robotic approach to genitourinary anomalies in children. Urol Clin North Am. 2004 Aug; 31(3): 595-605, xi. Abstract

Suematsu Y, del Nido PJ. Robotic pediatric cardiac surgery: present and future perspectives. Am J Surg. 2004 Oct; 188(4A Suppl): 98S-103S. Abstract

Woo R, Le D, Krummel TM, Albanese C. Robot-assisted pediatric surgery. Am J Surg. 2004 Oct; 188(4A Suppl): 27S-37S. Abstract
2003

Cannon JW, Howe RD, Dupont PE, Triedman JK, Marx GR, del Nido PJ. Application of robotics in congenital cardiac surgery. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2003; 6: 72-83. Abstract

Lorincz A, Langenburg S, Klein MD. Robotics and the pediatric surgeon. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2003 Jun; 15(3): 262-266. Abstract

Luebbe BN, Woo R, Wolf SA, Irish MS, Robotically Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery in a Pediatric Population: Initial Experience, Technical Considerations, and Description of the da Vinci® Surgical System. Pediatric Endosurgery & Innovative Techniques . 2003 Dec; 7(4): 385-402. Abstract

Milhaljevic T, Cannon JW, del Nido PJ. Robotically assisted division of a vascular ring in children. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 May; 125(5): 1163-1164. Abstract

Peters CA. Robotically assisted surgery in pediatric urology. Urol Clin North Am. 2004 Nov; 31(4): 743-752. Abstract

Pike NA, Gundry SR. Robotically assisted cardiac surgery: minimally invasive techniques to totally endoscopic heart surgery. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2003 Nov-Dec; 18(5): 382-388. Abstract

Vougioukas VI, Hubbe U, Hochmuth A, Gellrich NC, van Velthoven V. Perspectives and limitations of image-guided neurosurgery in pediatric patients. Childs Nerv Syst. 2003 Dec; 19(12): 783-791. Abstract
2002

Aaronson OS, Tulipan NB, Cywes R, Sundell HW, Davis GH, Bruner JP, Richards WO. Robot-assisted endoscopic intrauterine myelomeningocele repair: a feasibility study. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2002 Feb; 36(2): 85-89. Abstract

Gutt CN, Markus B, Kim ZG, Meininger D, Brinkmann L, Heller K. Early experiences of robotic surgery in children. Surg Endosc. 2002 Jul; 16(7): 1083-1086. Abstract

Heller K, Gutt C, Schaeff B, Beyer PA, Markus B. Use of the robot system da Vinci for laparoscopic repair of gastro-oesophageal reflux in children. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2002 Aug; 12(4): 239-242. Abstract

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.