Robotic surgery has little additional effect on the outcome of any form of surgery, with the exception that it is more finely tuned and often less invasive, leading to shorter recovery times and less damage going in, rummaging around and getting out again. A few types of procedures show a marked benefit from using robots - prostate surgery, for instance, shows a massively lowered incidence of incontinence and sexual dysfunction afterwards, since the robot scalpels are less likely to damage nerves (not to mention that you suddenly have a microscopic pair of eyes letting you see those nerves in better detail than if you were standing over a patient wearing your fly specs), and certain other forms of keyhole surgery show better results, particularly in delicate operations and some oncological procedures, but at this point there is no "new" form of tracheotomy or other procedure that would be of concern to this forum that shows better results than by traditional methods - merely finer work - the question of after care has not changed, nor any increase of effectiveness of any of the forms of surgery discussed on this forum. UPPPs performed via robot, and so far that is very rare, have not been at all more effective in outcome than by hand, nor have any types of surgical "cures" for Apnoea. The da Vinci salesmen are constantly showing us the latest and greatest, and yes, I am impressed by a lot of it, and in some cases it really beats keyhole surgery or traditional cutting, but for the purposes of this forum, it is meaningless. Maybe when someone comes up with something better, but I suspect that any improvements in invasive treatments for Apnoea will be in the form of implants and not excision.