Topic: Robotics

Evaluating the Collaborative Approach to the Implementation of Robotic Kidney Surgery

Timothy Johnson, MD, Roc McCarthy, DO, Ashley Adams, BS, Thomas V Clancy, MD, William W Hope, MD. New Hanover Regional Medical Center.  Since the initial adoption by urologist for performing prostatectomies, robotic surgery has become more widespread with almost all surgical specialties now performing robotic procedures. Robotic kidney surgery adoption has been less widespread possibly […]

Robotic-assisted resection of a right renal hilum tumor

Raquel Gonzalez-Heredia, MD, PhD, Mario Masrur, MD, Enrique Elli, MD, FACS, Shin-E Wang. University of Illinois at Chicago. Background Extra-adrenal paraganglioma is a tumor which originated outside the adrenal glands and caused clinical manifestations similar to those of pheochromocytoma. We present a case of successful robotic-assisted resection of paraganglioma in the right renal hilum region.This […]

Utility of a human-type robot as humanoid surgeon in Multi Piercing Surgery of ultra-minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery

Ohdaira Takeshi, Prof, Atsuo Takenishi, Prof. Center for Advanced Medical Initiatives, Kyushu University. PURPOSE: The robot developed for clinical use such as da Vinci Surgical System allowed solo surgery, for example, prostatectomy within a restricted operative field. However, concerning gastrectomy or colectomy, which needs widely dynamic action such as overturning organs, it is difficult to […]

Management of severe stricture after sleeve gastrectomy: conversion to bypass

Raquel Gonzalez-Heredia, MD, PhD, Mario Masrur, MD, Enrique Elli, MD, FACS. University of Illinois at Chicago. Failure of the sleeve gastrectomy is frequently due to weight recidivism, intractable reflux, strictures, fistulas and malnutrition. One of the challenging situation is presented when sleeve is asociated to stenosis resulting to intractable reflux. Robotic technology way offer technical […]

Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Does the End Justify the Means?

Jan P Kaminski, MD, MBA, Kenneth W Bueltmann, MD, Marek Rudnicki, MD, PhD. University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals. INTRODUCTION: Robotic-assisted cholecystectomy (RAC) was introduced about five years ago, and has recently gained popularity in general surgery as more surgeons have become familiar with the technique. High cost of the procedure seems to affect its […]

Does The Cost Of Robotic Cholecystectomy Translate To A Financial Burden?

Sharona Ross, MD, Richard Klein, Carrie Ryan, MS, Paul Toomey, MD, Prashant Sukharamwala, MD, Alexander Rosemurgy, MD. Florida Hospital Tampa; Tampa, Florida. Introduction: Robotic application to cholecystectomy has dramatically increased, though its impact on cost of care and reimbursement has not been studied. We undertook this study to evaluate and compare cost of care and […]

Multidimensional Analyses of the Learning Curve of Robotic Low Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer: 3-phase Learning Process Comparison

Eun Jung Park, MD, Seung Hyuk Baik, MD, PhD, Byung Soh Min, MD, PhD, Kang Young Lee, MD, PhD, Nam Kyu Kim, MD, PhD. Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. INTRODUCTION We aimed to investigate the learning curve of robotic rectal cancer surgery by […]

Robot-assisted minimally invasive partial resection of the spleen for nonparasitic splenic cyst

Graziano Pernazza, MD, Annibale D’Annibale, MD. San Giovanni-Addolorata Hospital, Rome. BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy has become the technique of choice for the surgical treatment of non-traumatic pathologies of the spleen. Large published series demonstrated the effectiveness and benefits of the minimally invasive approach. In certain pathological conditions a partial resection seems an appropriate option not to lose […]

Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Surgery for Colonic Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Post-Operative Variables.

Lucy M De La Cruz, MD, Alvaro E Castillo, MD, Alberto Zarak, MD, Kandace M Kichler, MD, Leonardo Tamariz, MD, MPH, Srinivas Kaza, MD, FACS. University of Miami, Regional Campus, West Palm Beach, Florida. BACKGROUND: Multiple studies provide evidence of superiority in laparoscopic compared to open colectomy. Little is known about the advantages or disadvantages […]

Evaluation of the Learning Curve of Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer: Comparison of the Laparoscopic and Robotic Approaches

Hyejin Kim, MD, Gyu-seog Choi, MD, PhD, Junseok Park, MD, PhD, Sooyeun Park, MD. Colorectal Cancer Center, Kyungpook National University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University. INTRODUCTION: The technical difficulties experienced during laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (LTME) have prompted many surgeons to adopt the robotic approach. However, the comparison of learning process with […]

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