The first-ever live laparoscopic surgery using an image-guided robotically assisted system was broadcast at VAAO Symposium for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery 2017 in Münster, Germany. The live case was performed by PD Dr Andreas Hackethal using the AutoLap system.

The ovarian cystectomy procedure was conducted using AutoLap, an imaged-guided robotically assisted laparoscope positioning system (MST Medical Surgery Technologies), to demonstrate the value of freeing a surgical assistant from the role of camera holder and achieving a consistently stable image and optimal field of view for the surgeon.

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