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Clinical References

The following selected publications support the clinical efficacy of da Vinci ® pulmonary lobectomy. 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.



Morgan J. A., Ginsburg M. E., Sonett J. R., Argenziano M. Thoracoscopic lobectomy using robotic technology. Heart Surg Forum. 2003; E167-9 Abstract


Park B. J., Flores R. M., Rusch V. W. Robotic assistance for video-assisted thoracic surgical lobectomy: technique and initial results. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Jan; 54-9 Abstract


Gharagozloo F., Margolis M., Tempesta B. Robot-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for early-stage lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Jun; 1880-5; discussion 1885-6 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 VinciSurgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System visit


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