The Optimal Application of Robotic-surgical Complexes (Systems) in Abdominal Surgery: The Logics and Methodology of Research.
The article deals with determining the zones where it would be reasonable to use robotic-surgical systems (complexes) in conducting abdominal operations. It is not only the economic interests of a clinic, but the safety and the health of a patient that are regarded as criteria for optimality, as well as convenience and fatigability level of medical personnel. The article offers the logics and methodology for such a survey, which would consist of three blocks. At the start, on the basis of the experience of operations performed by the authors, the system of verifiable current hypotheses is structured. The second block deals with the content analysis (CA) of the publications relating to the description of respective medical cases, which partially allows to confirm the previously suggested hypothesis. The final stage will involve a survey in the form of a questionnaire of leading surgeons. The results of two first stages of work are presented in this article.