Michael Palese: When Robotic Surgery May Not Be Best and What Comes Next

Even while robotic surgery becomes more popular in urology, there are still conditions where open or laparoscopic procedures may still produce the best results, even while newer technology continues to be developed at a rapid pace.

Even while robotic surgery becomes more popular in urology, there are still conditions where open or laparoscopic procedures may still produce the best results, even while newer technology continues to be developed at a rapid pace.

According to Michael A. Palese, MD, from the Mount Sinai Health System there is an interesting shift in the field of robotic surgery today. While in the beginning doctors who were trained in traditional methods were learning how to utilize the new technology, the reverse is the case now as newer doctors are learning how to go back to the more traditional methods. Another potential issue, Palese said, is that robotic surgery is possibly being used more than it should, or in situations where it may not be the ideal method.