Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-01-08
Received: 27 September 2018
Accepted: 24 December 2018
First Online: 8 January 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: Barbara Seeliger received a travel grant to the 2018 SAGES meeting funded by Titan Medical Inc. Jelle P. Ruurda and Konstantinos M. Konstantinidis received remuneration by Titan Medical Inc. for their participation in this study, and they are proctors for Intuitive Surgical. Jacques Marescaux is the President of both IRCAD and IHU-Strasbourg Institutes, which are partly funded by Karl Storz, Medtronic and Siemens Healthcare. Lee Swanström is Scientific Director and Chief Innovation Officer of the IHU-Strasbourg and is a medical consultant for Titan Medical, Boston Scientific, Olympus, and Apollo Endosurgery. Michele Diana has no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.