Tag: robotic surgery

1. The use of robotic techniques to repair paraesophageal hernias resulted in low rates of recurrence and had positive patient outcomes at five years. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Since the advent of laparoscopic surgery in the 1980s, morbidity and mortality involving the repair of paraesophageal hernias (PEHs) has dramatically reduced....
1. Robotic ventral hernia repairs yielded the same post-operative length of hospital stay, but worse abdominal wall quality of life scores as laparoscopic hernia repair. 2. Robotic ventral hernia repairs were less timely and more expensive compared to laparoscopic hernia repairs. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Surgeries using robotic technologies have...
1. Robotic ventral hernia repairs yielded the same post-operative length of hospital stay, but worse abdominal wall quality of life scores as laparoscopic hernia repair. 2. Robotic ventral hernia repairs were less timely and more expensive compared to laparoscopic hernia repairs. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Surgeries using robotic technologies...
1. Compared with traditional laparoscopy, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery was significantly faster with a shorter time in the operating room among endometrial cancer patients. 2. Other surgical outcomes were similar between the 2 groups. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Endometrial cancer is the most common form of gynecologic cancer and impacts over...
1. No difference in post-operative pain or its effect on quality of life was observed when comparing robotic laparoscopy with conventional laparoscopy for gynecologic procedures. 2. Robotic-assisted surgeries were significantly longer than conventional laparoscopic surgeries. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Robotic-assisted laparoscopic gynecologic surgery has become increasingly popular. The technique...
Image: PD 1. Robotic surgery was associated with less blood loss, fewer adverse events and shorter hospital stays than open surgery for endometrial cancer in women over age 70.  2. There was no difference in 2-year disease-free survival between the two groups.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: This study found that...
Image: PD 1. Robot-assisted colectomies had equivalent clinical outcomes compared to laparoscopic approach, but had higher overall higher overall hospitalization costs Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: The use of robotic surgery may address the technical challenges associated with laparoscopic surgery such as the loss of stereoscopic vision. To date, only...
Image: CC/Wiki 1. 87 of 95 patients completed single-site robotic cholecystectomy without conversion to traditional approaches.  2. Following single-site robotic cholecystectomy, 11.6% of patients required hospital admission and 6.3% required readmission.  3. 24% of patients suffered cholecystotomy during dissection, but without any measurable sequelae.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: This study demonstrated...