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Journal of Robotic Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307098/a-single-incision-thoracoscopic-and-robotic-hybrid-procedure-via-the-axillary-approach-in-a-patient-with-thyroid-lung-and-mediastinal-tumors
#1
Norihiko Ishikawa, Yumiko Ohtake, Go Watanabe
A 66-year-old woman was referred to our institute for an enlarging tumor of the thyroid, and neck and chest computed tomography scan showed not only a thyroid tumor, but also an anterior mediastinal tumor and ground-glass nodules in the lung. Because of persisting symptoms, an enlarging thyroid mass, and the possibility of cancer, excision of the tumors was proposed. A 6-cm-long vertical skin incision was made in the right axilla, a mini-thoracotomy was made in the third intercostal space, and an additional port was placed in the fifth intercostal space...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307097/robotic-inguinal-lymph-node-dissection-for-melanoma-a-novel-approach-to-a-complicated-problem
#2
G Alan Hyde, Nathan L Jung, Alvaro A Valle, Syamal D Bhattacharya, Christopher E Keel
BACKGROUND: Indications for superficial inguinal lymph node (ILN) dissection in melanoma include fine needle aspiration or clinically positive ILN and sentinel lymph nodes (SLN). Open inguinal lymphadenectomy may be complicated by poor wound healing, deep vein thrombosis, and lymphedema. Technical considerations and case series of a novel surgical approach, robotic inguinal lymphadenectomy, are presented. METHODS: This is a case series of four robotic ILN dissections for melanoma at a tertiary care facility...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307096/surgical-training-in-robotic-surgery-surgical-experience-of-robotic-assisted-transabdominal-preperitoneal-inguinal-herniorrhaphy-with-and-without-resident-participation
#3
Jessica Gonzalez-Hernandez, Purvi Prajapati, Gerald Ogola, Ryan D Burkart, Lam D Le
Robotic-assisted surgery is becoming more popular in general surgery. Implementation of a robotic curriculum is necessary and will influence surgical training. The aim of this study is to compare surgical experience and outcomes with and without resident participation in robotic inguinal herniorrhaphy. A retrospective review of patients who underwent either unilateral or bilateral robotic-assisted transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) inguinal herniorrhaphy, with and without resident participation as console surgeons from January through December 2015, was performed...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302848/robot-assisted-surgery-and-incisional-hernia-a-comparative-study-of-ergonomics-in-a-training-model
#4
Alexis Sánchez, Omaira Rodríguez, Génesis Jara, Renata Sánchez, Liumariel Vegas, José Rosciano, Luis Estrada
Over the years, incisional hernia repair has evolved. Currently, primary closure of the defect before placing the mesh is a critical step in incisional hernia repair and minimally invasive surgery incorporation has an important role due to great advantages. Despite its benefits, laparoscopic closure with suture intracorporeal knotting is physically demanding and technically complex. Robotic technology provides an optimal three-dimensional view, maneuverability of the instruments but no study has assessed the impact of the DaVinci system in the ergonomics which is the objective in this study...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288373/patient-satisfaction-with-robotic-surgery
#5
Emma Long, Fiona Kew
This study is a service evaluation of the robotic-assisted surgery service within the Gynaecology Oncology department at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. The aim is not only to evaluate and improve this new service within the department, but also to add to the available literature that reviews patient satisfaction with robotic-assisted surgery. An anonymous questionnaire was developed with questions taken from the NHS User Experience Survey Question Bank and additional questions in the same format specific to robotic-assisted surgery...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288372/robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-surgery-for-pediatric-tumors-a-bicenter-experience
#6
P Meignan, Q Ballouhey, J Lejeune, K Braik, B Longis, A R Cook, H Lardy, L Fourcade, Aurélien Binet
Mini-invasive surgery is more and more integrated in pediatric surgery. The robotic-assisted surgery brought new advantages from which the patient and the surgeon could benefit compared to laparoscopy. Its use in oncological surgery is still controversial. 12 robotic-assisted tumor resections with the da Vinci Surgical Robot (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) were attempted in 11 children (mean age 7.65 years; age range 0.75-16.75 years; mean weight 30.3 kg; weight range 8.6-62 kg) in two centers. Mean total operative time was 145 min (range 72-263 min)...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285654/time-to-consider-integration-of-a-formal-robotic-assisted-surgical-training-program-into-obstetrics-gynecology-residency-curricula
#7
Monica Hagan Vetter, Marilly Palettas, Erinn Hade, Jeffrey Fowler, Ritu Salani
The objectives of the study were to describe robotic-assisted surgery training programs currently being used by ACGME-accredited obstetrics and gynecology (OB/Gyn) residency programs and to explore residents' attitudes towards their robotic surgery training curricula to evaluate resident desire for robotics training. We conducted a cross-sectional study of OB/Gyn residents for the 2015-2016 academic year. Participants completed a 31-item online questionnaire regarding their robotic-assisted surgical training and associated perspectives...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280060/minimally-invasive-approach-robotic-and-laparoscopic-to-biliary-enteric-fistula-secondary-to-cholecystectomy-bile-duct-injury
#8
Adolfo Cuendis-Velázquez, Mario E Trejo-Ávila, Andrés Rodríguez-Parra, Orlando Bada-Yllán, Carlos Morales-Chávez, Luis Fernández-Álvarez, Eduardo Cárdenas-Lailson, Sujey Romero-Loera, Martin Rojano-Rodríguez, Mucio Moreno-Portillo
Spontaneous biliary-enteric fistula after laparoscopic cholecystectomy bile duct injury is an extremely rare entity. Y-en-Roux hepaticojejunostomy has been demonstrated to be an effective surgical technique to repair iatrogenic bile duct injuries. Seven consecutive patients underwent robotic-assisted (n = 5) and laparoscopic (n = 2) biliary-enteric fistula resection and bile duct repair at our hospital from January 2012 to May 2017. We reported our technique and described post-procedural outcomes. The mean age was 52...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204888/initial-robotic-assistance-in-the-surgical-management-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-level-4-cavoatrial-thrombus
#9
Isaac Palma-Zamora, Deepansh Dalela, Ravi Barod, Linda Hsu, Mani Menon, Craig G Rogers
We report a case of left-sided renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with level 4 cavoatrial tumor thrombus where robotic assistance was used to achieve hemostasis around the kidney in order to minimize coagulopathic hemorrhage from the nephrectomy bed during subsequent open completion nephrectomy and cavoatrial thrombectomy under extracorporeal circulation and hypothermic circulatory arrest. Robotic assistance allowed for meticulous dissection and ligation of parasitic and arterial vessels to the kidney, release of renal attachments, and exposure of the inferior vena cava...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196867/prevalence-of-haptic-feedback-in-robot-mediated-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-literature
#10
REVIEW
Farshid Amirabdollahian, Salvatore Livatino, Behrad Vahedi, Radhika Gudipati, Patrick Sheen, Shan Gawrie-Mohan, Nikhil Vasdev
With the successful uptake and inclusion of robotic systems in minimally invasive surgery and with the increasing application of robotic surgery (RS) in numerous surgical specialities worldwide, there is now a need to develop and enhance the technology further. One such improvement is the implementation and amalgamation of haptic feedback technology into RS which will permit the operating surgeon on the console to receive haptic information on the type of tissue being operated on. The main advantage of using this is to allow the operating surgeon to feel and control the amount of force applied to different tissues during surgery thus minimising the risk of tissue damage due to both the direct and indirect effects of excessive tissue force or tension being applied during RS...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185188/re-should-every-medical-student-have-exposure-to-robotic-surgery
#11
EDITORIAL
Igor Sorokin, Noah E Canvasser, Jeffrey Gahan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181778/retzius-space-reconstruction-following-transperitoneal-laparoscopic-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-does-it-have-any-added-value
#12
Yasmin Abu-Ghanem, Zohar Dotan, Jacob Ramon, Dorit E Zilberman
Retzius space sparing (RSS) during laparoscopic robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RALP) has been offered as an approach that reduces perioperative complications and enables faster gaining of full urinary continence due to bladder anatomy preservation. Retro and transperitoneal techniques have been proposed, whereby RSS has been implemented. We sought to explore whether Retzius space reconstruction (RSR) following transperitoneal RALP will be an advantageous step as well. A prospective registry database of 102 consecutive transperitoneal RALP cases performed by a single surgeon was reviewed...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181777/the-utilization-of-fluorescent-cholangiography-during-robotic-cholecystectomy-at-an-inner-city-academic-medical-center
#13
Sidharth Sharma, Raymond Huang, Shirley Hui, Michael C Smith, Paul J Chung, Alexander Schwartzman, Gainosuke Sugiyama
In recent years, fluorescent cholangiography using Indocyanine green (ICG) dye has been used to aid identification of structures during robotic cholecystectomy. We sought to compare cholecystectomy with ICG dye versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy at an inner-city academic medical center. Between January 2013 and July 2016, we identified 287 patients of which 191 patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy and 96 patients underwent robotic cholecystectomy with ICG dye. Preoperative risk variables of interest included age, sex, race, body mass index (BMI), and acute cholecystitis...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177945/removing-the-urinary-catheter-on-post-operative-day-2-after-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-a-feasibility-study-from-a-single-high-volume-referral-centre
#14
Aldo Brassetti, Flavia Proietti, Antonio Cardi, Antonio De Vico, Antonio Iannello, Alberto Pansadoro, Aldo Scapellato, Tommaso Riga, Paolo Emiliozzi, Gianluca D'Elia
The indwelling urinary catheter (UC) is a significant bother for men after radical prostatectomy (RP) and should be removed as soon as possible without jeopardizing the outcome. Our aim was to assess the feasibility and safety of its removal on postoperative day (POD) 2 after robot-assisted laparoscopic RP (RALP). A consecutive series of patients undergoing RALP for localized prostate cancer (PCa) were prospectively enrolled. Inclusion criteria were: no bladder-neck reconstruction, watertight urethrovesical anastomosis at 150 ml filling, ≤ 200 ml of intraoperative bleeding, ≤ 80 ml of fluid from the drain on POD 1, clear urine from the UC on POD 2...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177944/ensuring-more-opportunity-for-robotics
#15
LETTER
John F Lazar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110221/transoral-robotic-surgery-for-oncocytic-ductal-cyst-of-hypopharynx-a-lesion-with-a-high-probability-of-recurrence
#16
Enrique Cadena, Alfredo Romero-Rojas, Ricardo Guerra, Carlos Pérez-Mitchell
Hypopharyngeal cysts are very uncommon pathology. They are presented in adult people over 60 years. Although oncocytic cysts are benign tumors, an incomplete resection causes recurrence. The symptoms are not specific, but the more frequent are dyspnea and foreign body sensation upon swallowing. Diagnosis usually is under general anesthesia during intubation. A flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy could be insufficient; the trumpet maneuver during this examination can reveled occult cysts. To perform a total resection, the surgeon must have a complete exposition of the operative field...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103087/port-positioning-and-docking-for-single-stage-totally-robotic-dissection-for-rectal-cancer-surgery-with-the-si-and-xi-da-vinci-surgical-system
#17
James Wei Tatt Toh, Seon-Hahn Kim
We have previously reported our technique of single-docking totally robotic dissection for rectal cancer surgery using the Da Vinci® Si Surgical System in 2009. However, we have since optimised our port placement for the Si system and have developed a novel configuration of port placement and docking for the Da Vinci® Xi Surgical System. We have performed over 700 cases using this technique with the Si system and have used our Xi technique since 2016 for totally robotic dissection for rectal cancer. We have kept the configuration of port placements for both the Xi and Si system as similar as possible, with the priorities to avoid arm collisions as well as to provide a workable port configuration of two left-handed instruments and one right-handed instrument...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080086/robotic-treatment-of-a-type-2-calyceal-diverticulum-in-a-child-is-suture-closure-and-marsupialisation-enough-for-a-good-outcome
#18
V Sripathi, Aparajita Mitra, Rajiv L Padankatti, T Ganesan
Calyceal diverticula in children are rare and 20% eventually become symptomatic. Following the use of laparoscopic or endoscopic treatments, 85% of children report symptomatic relief. However, complete radiological resolution is seen only in three-fourths of the laparoscopic group and a quarter of those treated via endoscopy. Diathermy ablation of the lining and/or prolonged double J stenting has not altered this outcome. The robotic approach is superior to the other two techniques as the leak can be clearly identified and securely suture ligated...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071484/robotic-right-colectomy-with-intracorporeal-anastomosis-for-malignancy
#19
Scott R Kelley, Emilie Duchalais, David W Larson
Techniques for robotic resection of the right colon have not been extensively published or adopted. We report our initial experience of robotic right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis and specimen extraction through a Pfannenstiel incision retrospectively. Twenty-one consecutive patients with a right colon cancer (n = 18) or polyp too large to remove endoscopically (n = 3) were treated at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota. Main outcomes measured were estimated blood loss, operative time, conversion rate, return of gastrointestinal function, length of stay, overall and severe complications, discharge status, and pathology...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861850/novel-simulator-for-robotic-surgery
#20
Francisco Schlottmann, Marco G Patti
Surgical simulation avoids practicing skills in patients, allowing trainees to learn in a safe, controlled, and standardized environment. Current robotic surgical simulators available include virtual reality simulators, human cadavers, and live animals. The use of cadavers has the highest possible fidelity available to practice entire operations. Nevertheless, their cost, availability, tissue compliance, and infection risk outweigh the advantages of cadaver models. Drawbacks of using live animals include anatomical differences with humans, high costs due to their housing and handling requirements, and ethical concerns...
December 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
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