FreeHand Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery in Trinidad & Tobago: Case Reports

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Gordon Narayansingh Shamir O Cawich http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3377-0303 Tan Arulampalam Ahsanul Haq Ramdas Sensai

Abstract

Background: Minimally invasive surgery is still at a relatively early stage throughout the Anglophone Caribbean and robotic surgery has been largely non-existent. There have been many unique obstacles to the introduction of robotic surgery in the Caribbean.


Methods: We present a case report to document the initial experience with the use of the FreeHand surgical robot during gynecologic operations in Trinidad & Tobago.


Results: Two cases are presented to highlight the use of the FreeHand robot for gynecologic operations. We outline our experiences introducing the FreeHand® robotic arm to facilitate minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in the Caribbean.


Conclusions: The FreeHand® system is a good intermediary between conventional laparoscopy and a full surgical robot. We believe this technology can be incorporated into the armamentarium of gynecologic surgeons in resource-poor nations, once there is appropriate training and intra-operative mentoring from experts familiar with the technology.


 

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NARAYANSINGH, Gordon et al. FreeHand Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery in Trinidad & Tobago: Case Reports. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 11, nov. 2022. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/3324>. Date accessed: 17 june 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v10i11.3324.
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