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New Book on Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Medical robotics: Minimally invasive surgery" to their offering.

Advances in research have led to the use of robotics in a range of surgical applications. Medical Robotics: Minimally invasive surgery provides authoritative coverage of the core principles, applications and future potential of this enabling technology.

Beginning with an introduction to robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS), the core technologies of the field are discussed. Key current and future applications for robotics in a range of surgical procedures and medical applications are then explored, before the book concludes with a discussion of ethical issues related to the use of medical robotics.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to robot-assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
  • Localisation and tracking technologies for medical robotics
  • Robotics for neurosurgery
  • Robotic systems for cardiovascular interventions
  • Robotics in orthopaedic surgery
  • Robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery
  • Robotics in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery
  • Robotic-assisted eye surgery
  • Robotics for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES)
  • Meso-Scale mobile robots for gastrointestinal Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
  • Real-time software platform using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for in vivo navigation of magnetic microrobots
  • Robotic surgery and ethical issues.


Paula Gomes leads developments of surgical and interventional medical devices at Cambridge Consultants, a world leader in technology and product development. The former R&D Director of Acrobot, the company responsible for the world-first surgeon-controlled robotic device for orthopaedic surgery, she has extensive experience with surgical technology, surgical robotics and software-driven electromechanical medical devices.


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