Robotic technology offers the benefits of minimally-invasive surgery coupled with the dexterity of open surgery and is often easier to perform than pure laparoscopy. The days of open surgery are fading. Similarly, laparoscopic surgery is being replaced with the robotic interface.

“In my speciality area of prostate cancer, robotic prostatectomy has surpassed open surgery with over 70% of all radical prostatectomies in Australia now performed robotically.”