Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-05-15
Received: 19 December 2017
Accepted: 9 May 2018
First Online: 15 May 2018
Compliance with ethical standards
: Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti has a consultant agreement with Covidien Medtronic and Ethicon Endosurgery, and he also has an institutional agreement (University of Illinois at Chicago) for training with Intuitive. Alberto Mangano, Roberto E. Bustos, Federico Gheza, Eduardo Fernandes, Mario A. Masrur, Antonio Gangemi, and Francesco M. Bianco have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.