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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853948/robot-assisted-calycovesicostomy-in-solitary-giant-hydronephrotic-kidney-safe-and-feasible-surgical-procedure
#1
Santosh Kumar, Kshitij Bishnoi, Vikas Kumar Panwar, Shivanshu Singh, Pragatheeswarane Murugavaithaianathan, Aditya Prakash Sharma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853947/prior-video-game-utilization-is-associated-with-improved-performance-on-a-robotic-skills-simulator
#2
Andrew C Harbin, Kumar S Nadhan, James H Mooney, Daohai Yu, Joshua Kaplan, Nora McGinley-Hence, Andrew Kim, Yiming Gu, Daniel D Eun
Laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery, two forms of minimally invasive surgery (MIS), have recently experienced a large increase in utilization. Prior studies have shown that video game experience (VGE) may be associated with improved laparoscopic surgery skills; however, similar data supporting a link between VGE and proficiency on a robotic skills simulator (RSS) are lacking. The objective of our study is to determine whether volume or timing of VGE had any impact on RSS performance. Pre-clinical medical students completed a comprehensive questionnaire detailing previous VGE across several time periods...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844267/a-query-on-da-vinci-robot-console-preferences-insights-for-the-novice-surgeon
#3
Igor Sorokin, Jeffrey A Cadeddu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830431/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-assistant-s-seniority-has-no-influence-on-perioperative-course
#4
Yasmin Abu-Ghanem, Tomer Erlich, Jacob Ramon, Zohar Dotan, Dorit E Zilberman
An experienced surgical team, in general, and the surgeon assistant in particular are believed to play a critical role in the operation's safety and success. We sought to explore whether the assistant's seniority influences perioperative course following robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). We reviewed our prospective registry database of RALP cases performed by a single surgeon who during the study period was beyond his learning curve. The following parameters were documented and analyzed: patient's age, body mass index (BMI), associated comorbidities, previous abdominal surgeries, assistant's identity, total and skin-to-skin operative time (tOT, ssOT, respectively), estimated blood loss (EBL), immediate post-operative complications, length of stay (LOS), and prostate weight per final pathology report...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830430/evolution-of-male-rectal-prolapse-surgery-and-initial-experience-of-robotic-rectopexy-in-men
#5
Arifa Siddika, Sunita Saha, Shahab Siddiqi
Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy (LVMR) has proven benefit in the treatment of external rectal prolapse and symptomatic internal rectal prolapse in women. However, there is a recurrence rate of 4-50% depending on indication. Some of this recurrence is attributable to persistent lateral and posterior prolapses. Modifications of LVMR (modified Orr-Loygue rectopexies) describe an additional narrow posterior rectal mesh fixed to the mesorectal fat, which is inherently insecure. Additional complications in men include sexual dysfunction caused by nerve damage from the ventral rectal dissection...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822660/how-robotic-assisted-surgery-can-decrease-the-risk-of-mucosal-tear-during-heller-myotomy-procedure
#6
Quentin Ballouhey, Nabil Dib, Aurélien Binet, Véronique Carcauzon-Couvrat, Pauline Clermidi, Bernard Longis, Hubert Lardy, Jane Languepin, Jérôme Cros, Laurent Fourcade
We report the first description of robotic-assisted Heller myotomy in children. The purpose of this study was to improve the safety of Heller myotomy by demonstrating, in two adolescent patients, the contribution of the robot to the different steps of this procedure. Due to the robot's freedom of movement and three-dimensional vision, there was an improvement in the accuracy, a gain in the safety regarding different key-points, decreasing the risk of mucosal perforation associated with this procedure.
November 7, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822659/robot-assisted-vasovasostomy-using-a-single-layer-anastomosis
#7
Michael T Marshall, Alexander D Doudt, Jonathan H Berger, Brian K Auge, Matthew S Christman, Chong H Choe
Of all patients who have vasectomies performed in the United States, upwards of 6% will pursue a vasectomy reversal. Currently, the gold-standard reversal procedure is a microscopic vasovasostomy utilizing either a one or two-layer vasal anastomosis. Unfortunately, most urologists do not perform these procedures as they require extensive training and experience in microsurgery. The objective of our study was to evaluate the feasibility and success rate of robot-assisted vasovasostomy performed at our institution...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812904/clinical-comparison-of-robotic-laparoscopic-and-open-hysterectomy-procedures-for-endometrial-cancer-patients
#8
Lynette Johnson, W Douglas Bunn, Loan Nguyen, Jessica Rice, Minakshi Raj, Mary J Cunningham
The goal of this study was to compare outcomes for robotic, laparoscopic, and open hysterectomy procedures for endometrial cancer as well as to investigate whether specific patient demographic, comorbidity, and severity variables were associated with the type of hysterectomy performed. A retrospective review was conducted of hysterectomy procedures for patients discharged from October 1, 2008 and September 30, 2012. Preoperative characteristics included age, BMI, number of past abdominal surgeries, and comorbidities...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812903/expanding-the-horizon-of-robotic-surgery-to-large-pelvic-paraganglioma
#9
Santosh Kumar, M Pragatheeswarane, Aditya Prakash Sharma, Kshitij Bishnoi, Manjeet Kumar Sharma, Vikas Kumar Panwar, Sameer Sethi
INTRODUCTION: Paragangliomas are the most common extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma. Symptomatic and growing tumors demand surgical extirpation. Minimally invasive techniques allow surgeons to perform the procedure without wide exposure and mobilization of intra-abdominal organs. To our knowledge, we present the fourth case of robotic excision of a large retroperitoneal paraganglioma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An 18-year-old unmarried female presented with occipital headache for past 3 years...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804062/utilization-trends-and-outcomes-up-to-3%C3%A2-months-of-open-laparoscopic-and-robotic-partial-nephrectomy
#10
Jamie S Pak, Jason J Lee, Khawaja Bilal, Mark Finkelstein, Michael A Palese
The aim of the study was to compare the utilization trends and short-term outcomes of open, laparoscopic, and robotic partial nephrectomy in New York State since the introduction of the robotic modifier in October 2008. The Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database is an all-payer, administrative database covering all hospital discharges within New York State. All patients who underwent partial nephrectomy (ICD-9 55.4) for kidney cancer (189.0) from October 2008 to December 2012 were identified...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785727/establishing-a-pediatric-robotic-surgery-program-in-canada
#11
Andreana Bütter, Neil Merritt, Sumit Dave
Despite the introduction of robotic surgery in 2000, few pediatric surgeons outside the United States have embraced this technology. We discuss our experience with establishing the first Canadian pediatric robotic surgery program. After simulator training, live animal surgery and observation of robotically assisted cases at an outside institution, we performed our first pediatric da Vinci(®) surgery in July 2013. A prospective database was established to assess outcomes. Forty one children have undergone robotically assisted surgery for the following 42 procedures: (a) pyeloplasty (17), (b) ureteral reimplantations (12), (c) uretero-uretostomy (1), (d) cholecystectomies (10), (e) interval appendectomy (1) and (f) distal pancreatectomy (1)...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783358/robotic-assisted-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-for-treatment-of-esophageal-carcinoma
#12
Philip W Chiu, Anthony Y Teoh, Vivien W Wong, Hon Chi Yip, Shannon M Chan, Simon K Wong, Enders K Ng
Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is technically challenging. Da Vinci Robotic system could improve surgical dissection with additional degree of freedom from robotic arms. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and safety of performing MIE using Da Vinci Robotic system among patients with esophageal cancers. From 2009 to 2013, consecutive patients with esophageal cancers who received robotic-assisted MIE were recruited. We excluded tumors with suspected invasion to adjacent organs. Preoperative staging included EUS, CT thorax and abdomen and bronchoscopy...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778227/high-tech-or-high-risk-an-analysis-of-media-reports-about-robotic-surgery
#13
Zita Ficko, Kevin Koo, Elias S Hyams
Robotic surgery continues to increase in popularity and prevalence. The adoption of robotic technology has generated controversy and frequent media coverage. We evaluate recent reports of surgical robotics in the lay press to characterize its objectivity. LexisNexis and Factiva consumer news databases were queried for articles pertaining to robotic surgery published during 2010-2015 in the three highest circulation national (US) newspapers as well as New England regional newspapers. Two independent reviewers performed content analysis and assessed headline bias with strong reliability (mean κ = 0...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771850/robot-assisted-complete-thymectomy-for-mediastinal-ectopic-parathyroid-adenomas-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism
#14
Alison F Ward, Timothy Lee, Jennifer B Ogilvie, Kepal N Patel, Karen Hiotis, Costas Bizekis, Michael Zervos
One to two percent of ectopic parathyroid adenomas are found in the lower mediastinum and often these are best accessed via a sternotomy or thoracotomy. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is an alternative approach with less surgical trauma, decreased morbidity, shorter hospital stays, and superior cosmetic results. Ten years after the first VATS resection of an ectopic mediastinal parathyroid, a robot-assisted thoracoscopic approach was described. Here we describe a series of five robot assisted complete thymectomies in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism due to mediastinal ectopic parathyroid adenomas...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766551/validated-cost-comparison-of-open-vs-robotic-pyeloplasty-in-american-children-s-hospitals
#15
William E Bennett, Benjamin M Whittam, Konrad M Szymanski, Richard C Rink, Mark P Cain, Aaron E Carroll
The objective of this study is to determine the cost and charge differences between patients undergoing open vs. robotic pyeloplasty. This is a retrospective analysis of the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database in patients undergoing pyeloplasty between 2004 and 2013 conducted in large pediatric children's hospitals in the United States which contribute to PHIS. The participants included all pediatric patients undergoing pyeloplasty at these institutions. We assessed RCC-based cost, charge details, length of stay, and the presence of complications, and compared them between open and robotic cases...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744488/should-every-medical-student-receive-exposure-to-robotic-surgery
#16
Mary E Hall, Rishindra M Reddy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 15, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743311/erratum-to-adding-a-newly-trained-surgeon-into-a-high-volume-robotic-prostatectomy-group-are-outcomes-compromised
#17
Luchen Wang, Mireya Diaz, Hans Stricker, James O Peabody, Mani Menon, Craig G Rogers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 14, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664143/improved-transoral-surgical-tool-design-by-ct-measurements-of-the-oral-cavity-and-pharynx
#18
Emily Cox, Ahmad Ghasemloonia, Steven C Nakoneshny, Kourosh Zareinia, Mark Hudon, John T Lysack, Garnette R Sutherland, Joseph C Dort
The majority of head and neck cancers arise from the oral cavity and oropharynx. Many of these lesions will be amenable to surgical resection using transoral approaches including transoral robotic surgery (TORS). To develop and control TORS tools, precise dimensions of the oral cavity and pharynx are desirable. CT angiograms of 76 patients were analyzed. For the oral cavity, only the maximum length and width were measured, while for the pharynx, the width, length, and areas of the airway were all measured and the volume calculated...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639725/feasibility-and-safety-study-for-the-use-of-wound-protectors-during-robotic-radical-cystectomy-and-ileal-conduit
#19
Danny Huynh, Alex Henderson, Tyler Haden, Alexander Jones, Naveen Pokala
Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy (RALRC) is increasingly being performed for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer. There is increased tension while performing the ureteroileal anastomosis through a small incision. Patients are at risk to suffer wound and skin complications perioperatively due to possible contamination with bowel contents. The Alexis(®) retractor helps with retraction of small incisions potentially reducing tension and also reduces wound infection rates as reported in the colorectal literature...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631421/robotic-and-laparoendoscopic-single-site-utero-sacral-ligament-suspension-for-apical-vaginal-prolapse-evaluation-of-our-technique-and-perioperative-outcomes
#20
Hugo H Davila, Taryn Gallo, Lindsey Bruce, Christopher Landrey
The objective of this study was to evaluate our technique and steps of robotic and laparoendoscopic single-site utero-sacral ligament suspension in the treatment of patients with symptomatic apical vaginal prolapse. A retrospective analysis was done using the data in 2 community hospital. Eighteen women presented with vaginal apex prolapse and desired minimally invasive surgery (video): (a) Laparoendoscopic single-site utero-sacral ligament suspension (LESS-UTSLS) (n = 13) or (b) robotic-assisted single-site utero-sacral ligament suspension (RASS-UTSLS) (n = 5) were eligible to participate...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
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