Priya Rajdev, MD, Ankit D Patel, MD, FACS. Emory University
Over the last several decades, laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the standard approach to operative diseases of the gallbladder. Now, as more surgeons are training in and adopting robotics around the world, the robotic approach to cholecystectomy is gaining popularity due to ability to gain finer dissection and improved visualization. A counterargument that is often presented to advocates of robotic cholecystectomies focuses on the increased time and cost compared to the laparoscopic approach. While this is true for straightforward cases, the more complex cases have a higher rate of conversion to an open approach. The case shown in this video demonstrates how we can take advantage of fully-articulating instruments, multiple arms, and three-dimensional visualization of the robot to perform a cholecystectomy with abnormal anatomy in a reoperative field.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 93717
Program Number: V344
Presentation Session: Video Loop Day 3
Presentation Type: VideoLoop