The first case of robotic left lower lobectomy in Turkey
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Robotic surgery has been first applied in 2005 in Turkey. It has been applied in general surgery, urology, gynecology, and cardiovascular surgery so far. In many centers worldwide, robotic surgery has performed in thoracic surgery. Surgical indications may vary from resection to sympathectomy. The first lung operation through robotic surgery has been achieved in January 2010 in Turkey. We performed left lower lobectomy, to a 29-year-old female patient who was investigated for hemoptysis and diagnosed with bronchiectasis. The use of robotic surgery has been increasing rapidly in the field of modern surgery. Robotic resections were performed at early 2000s at thoracic surgery and became widespread. In this article, the first experience in this field in Turkey was presented.