By Monica J. Smith

Ghent, Belgium—The adoption of robotic surgery has risen dramatically in the past six years, and this trend is likely to continue as emerging technologies make it increasingly accessible, affordable and user-friendly.

“When we think about robots, we picture instruments that can quickly perform repetitive and precise tasks, perfect for the automotive assembly line but not so relevant to surgery,” said Amir Szold, MD, the medical director of the Assia Medical