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      Overview and perspectives about the robotic surgical certification process in Brazil: the new statement and a national web-survey Translated title: Visão geral e perspectivas sobre o processo de certificação em cirurgia robótica no Brasil: o novo regimento e uma pesquisa nacional online

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          ABSTRACT Objective: to appraise the general profile of the Brazilian robotic surgeon and the acknowledgment of the new certification process for robotic surgery upon the Associação Médica Brasileira (AMB - Brazilian Medical Association) statement. According to the AMB statement, medical societies and proctors have to achieve leading roles in training and certification of surgeons, acting in partnership with industry. Methods: a national web-based survey was promoted by the Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões (CBC - Brazilian College of Surgeons) among their members. Results: the 294 answers were split into two groups: 133 (45.3%) who had robotic console certification, and 161 (54.8%) who did not have it. The overall median age was 46, but the non-robotic group presented more surgeons with at least 30 years of experience than to the robotic group (32.3% versus 23.3%, p=0.033). Surgeons with robotic certification more frequently work in a city with at least one million inhabitants than surgeons who were not certified (85.7 versus 63.4%, p<0.001). The majority of surgeons in both groups have similar positioning for all main points of the statement. However, the agreement proportions for the preceptors responsibility during the procedures were higher among non-robotic surgeons that expected the preceptor to assume co-responsibility for the procedure (85% versus 60.9%, p<0.001), and intervene during the procedure as much as necessary (97.5% versus 91.7%, p=0.033). Conclusion: the overall agreement of the answers to the AMB statement seems to be a promising pathway to increase the participation of the medical entities into the robotic certification in Brazil.

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          RESUMO Objetivo: avaliar o perfil do cirurgião robótico brasileiro e seu reconhecimento sobre o novo processo de certificação para cirurgia robótica que consta na declaração da Associação Médica Brasileira (AMB). De acordo com a declaração da AMB, as sociedades médicas e os preceptores devem alcançar papéis de liderança no treinamento e certificação de cirurgiões, atuando em parceria com a indústria. Métodos: uma pesquisa nacional pela Internet foi promovida pelo Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões com seus membros. Resultados: entre as 294 respostas, os cirurgiões foram divididas em dois grupos: 133 (45,3%) que possuíam certificação de console robótico e 161 (54,8%) que não possuíam. A média geral de idade foi de 46 anos, mas o grupo não robótico teve mais cirurgiões com pelo menos 30 anos de experiência (32,3% versus 23,3%, p = 0,033). Cirurgiões com certificação robótica trabalhavam mais frequentemente em cidades mais populosas, com pelo menos um milhão de habitantes (85,7 versus 63,4%, p <0,001). A maioria dos cirurgiões de ambos os grupos tem posicionamento semelhante para todos os pontos principais da declaração. No entanto, as proporções de concordância para a responsabilidade do preceptor durante os procedimentos foram maiores entre os cirurgiões não robóticos que esperavam que o preceptor assumisse corresponsabilidade pelo procedimento (85% versus 60,9%, p <0,001), e que intervenha , tanto quanto necessário (97,5% versus 91,7%, p = 0,033). Conclusão: a aceitação por parte da maioria dos profissionais em relação à declaraçãoda AMB parece ser caminho promissor para aumentar a participação das entidades médicas na certificação robótica no Brasil.

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              30 Years of Robotic Surgery.

              The idea of reproducing himself with the use of a mechanical robot structure has been in man's imagination in the last 3000 years. However, the use of robots in medicine has only 30 years of history. The application of robots in surgery originates from the need of modern man to achieve two goals: the telepresence and the performance of repetitive and accurate tasks. The first "robot surgeon" used on a human patient was the PUMA 200 in 1985. In the 1990s, scientists developed the concept of "master-slave" robot, which consisted of a robot with remote manipulators controlled by a surgeon at a surgical workstation. Despite the lack of force and tactile feedback, technical advantages of robotic surgery, such as 3D vision, stable and magnified image, EndoWrist instruments, physiologic tremor filtering, and motion scaling, have been considered fundamental to overcome many of the limitations of the laparoscopic surgery. Since the approval of the da Vinci(®) robot by international agencies, American, European, and Asian surgeons have proved its factibility and safety for the performance of many different robot-assisted surgeries. Comparative studies of robotic and laparoscopic surgical procedures in general surgery have shown similar results with regard to perioperative, oncological, and functional outcomes. However, higher costs and lack of haptic feedback represent the major limitations of current robotic technology to become the standard technique of minimally invasive surgery worldwide. Therefore, the future of robotic surgery involves cost reduction, development of new platforms and technologies, creation and validation of curriculum and virtual simulators, and conduction of randomized clinical trials to determine the best applications of robotics.

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                Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
                Rev. Col. Bras. Cir.
                Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil )
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                São Paulo orgnameUniversidade Federal de São Paulo orgdiv1Department of Digestive Surgery Brazil
                São Paulo São Paulo orgnameUniversidade de São Paulo orgdiv1Department of Digestive Surgery Brazil
                Porto Alegre RS orgnameHospital das Clínicas de Porto Alegre Brasil
                Campinas São Paulo orgnameFaculdade de Medicina SL Mandic Brasil
                São Paulo São Paulo orgnameHospital Israelita Albert Einstein orgdiv1Department of Oncology Brazil
                Rio de Janeiro RJ orgnameAmericas Serviços Medicos Brasil
                Porto Alegre Rio Grande do Sul orgnameUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul orgdiv1Department of Surgery Brazil
                Porto Alegre Rio Grande do Sul orgnameHospital Moinhos de Vento Brazil
                São Paulo orgnameHospital A. C. Camargo orgdiv1Department of Colorectal Surgery Brazil
                Curitiba Paraná orgnameUniversidade Federal do Paraná orgdiv1Department of Surgery Brazil
                Rio de Janeiro RJ orgnameHospital Copa D’or Brasil
                Rio de Janeiro RJ orgnameIRCAD America Latina Brasil
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