Robotic technology has helped to advance the field of minimally invasive surgery. In addition to offering all the potential benefits of minimally invasive surgery, the robotic surgical system has features that allow for improved dexterity, more precision with increased magnification and visibility. This has facilitated more complex paediatric surgical procedures to be done using the minimally invasive approach. Professor Antao is fellowship trained in robotic surgery and is the only Paediatric Surgeon in Ireland, and one of the few in Europe, who has the expertise in the da Vinci® robotic surgical system in children.