Robotic surgery has no proven advantages but is much more expensive. This is something that should be considered in these times of crisis. It is unfair that the tax payer has to pay for robotic surgery, for the only reason that some gynecologists cannot do the surgery by laparoscopy.
In addition as written before a robotic surgeon who cannot do laparoscopic surgery is potentially dangerous when dealing with advanced endoscopic surgery.

for a full discussion see the article by Steege and Koninckx

Prof Philippe R Koninckx and Drssa Anastasia Ussia
European group for advanced endoscopic surgery

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