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Robotic colon surgery

Audrey S Kulaylat, Katelin A Mirkin, Frances J Puleo, Christopher S Hollenbeak, Evangelos Messaris
BACKGROUND: Robotic approaches for colorectal surgery have been growing in popularity as experience with the new technology develops, but are frequently associated with longer operative time. It is unclear whether prolonged operative duration in robotic cases translates to increased morbidity. This study aims to compare the outcomes of non-emergent laparoscopic and robotic colon resections. METHODS: Patients undergoing non-emergent laparoscopic (LC) or robotic (RC) colon resections were identified in National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (2013-2015)...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Yu L Shevchenko, O E Karpov, P S Vetshev, A V Maksimenkov, I V Stepanyuk, Yu M Stoyko, A L Levchuk, V A Nazarov, D A Kolozyan
AIM: To analyze immediate outcomes of 286 laparoscopic and robot-assisted interventions on the colon and rectum. MATERIAL AND METHODS: There were 256 (89.51%) laparoscopic and 30 (10.49%) robot-assisted procedures. 233 (81.46%) operations were performed for rectum and colon cancer. Postoperative complications after colon cancer surgery were revealed in 11.11%, including anastomosis failure in 2.08% of cases. Postoperative complications after rectal cancer surgery occurred in 32...
2018: Khirurgiia
A Bastawrous, C Baer, L Rashidi, C Neighorn
In this study we sought to assess the effect of surgeon volume on outcomes of robotic colorectal operations performed by surgeons with low or high volume across a large health system. We performed a retrospective review of colon or rectal resections performed between January 1, 2013 and January 1, 2017 within the Providence Health System Hospitals. Procedures were separated into those performed by surgeons with high volume (30 or more robotic cases per year) vs. low volume. A total of 8 high volume and 41 low volume robotic surgeons were included in the study...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Hee Jae Lee, Gyu-Seog Choi, Jun Seok Park, Soo Yeun Park, Hye Jin Kim, In Teak Woo, In Kyu Park
Purpose: We developed a technique of totally-robotic right colectomy with D3 lymphadenectomy and intracorporeal anastomosis via a suprapubic transverse linear port. This article aimed to introduce our novel robotic surgical technique and assess the short-term outcomes in a series of five patients. Methods: All colectomies were performed using the da Vinci Xi system. Four robot trocars were placed transversely in the supra pubic area. Totally-robotic right colectomy was performed, including colonic mobilization, D3 lymphadenectomy, and intra corporeal stapled functional anastomosis...
February 2018: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
Sung Uk Bae, Woon Kyung Jeong, Seong Kyu Baek
Introduction: Single-port laparoscopic surgery has some advantages, including improved cosmetic outcomes and minimized parietal trauma. However, pure single-port laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery is challenging because of the difficulties in creating triangulation and applying the laparoscopic staplers with sufficient distal margins in the narrow pelvic cavity. Recently, a reduced-port robotic operation with a robotic single-port access plus one wristed robotic arm for colon cancer was introduced to overcome the limitations of single-port laparoscopic rectal surgery...
December 2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
Jing Sun, Sen Zhang, Minhua Zheng
Clinical investigation in minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery has been developed by leaps and bounds in 2017. Standardizations of port placement, surgical approaches, lymphadenectomy, reconstruction, total laparoscopic surgery, incision-free technique, 3D laparoscope, as well as robotic surgeries, have been established. In the treatment for gastric cancer, the first-hand data of the laparoscopic technique for advanced gastric cancer will be released soon. Therefore, the research hotspots have been moved forward to lymphadenectomy, resection range, and reconstruction in laparoscopic advanced gastric cancer surgery...
January 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
John C LaMattina, Josue Alvarez-Casas, Irene Lu, Jessica M Powell, Samuel Sultan, Michael W Phelan, Rolf N Barth
BACKGROUND: Although single-port donor nephrectomy offers improved cosmetic outcomes, technical challenges have limited its application to selected centers. Our center has performed over 400 single-port donor nephrectomies. The da Vinci single-site robotic platform was utilized in an effort to overcome the steric, visualization, ergonomic, and other technical limitations associated with the single-port approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Food and Drug Administration device exemption was obtained...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Leonardo Solaini, Francesca Bazzocchi, Davide Cavaliere, Andrea Avanzolini, Alessandro Cucchetti, Giorgio Ercolani
BACKGROUND: In the right colon surgery, there is a growing literature comparing the safety of robotic right colectomy (RRC) to that of laparoscopic right colectomy (LRC). With this paper we aim to systematically revise and meta-analyze the latest comparative studies on these two minimally invasive procedures. METHODS: A systematic review of studies published from 2000 to 2017 in the PubMed, Scopus, and Embase databases was performed. Primary endpoints were postoperative morbidity and mortality...
March 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Chinock Cheong, Nam Kyu Kim
Although laparoscopic resection for colon cancer has been proven safe and feasible when compared with open resection, currently no clear evidence is available regarding minimally invasive surgery for rectal cancer. This type of surgery may benefit patients by allowing fast recovery of normal dietary intake and bowel function, reduced postoperative pain, and shorter hospitalization. Therefore, minimally invasive surgeries such as laparoscopic or robot surgery have become the predominant treatment option for colon cancer...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
J W T Toh, A Zakaria, I Yang, S H Kim
Total robotic resection of mid- and low rectal cancers confers technical advantages within the confines of the pelvis and allows difficult rectal cancer cases to be performed efficiently with less risk of conversion to open. To maximize the advantage of robotic surgery, we utilize the technique of single docking totally robotic dissection for rectal cancer for both the Da Vinci Si and Xi Surgical Systems. All steps are performed robotically, with the surgery divided into two phases. The first phase consists of inferior mesenteric artery and vein ligation, sigmoid and descending colon mobilization and splenic flexure takedown...
November 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
A F Chernousov, T V Khorobrykh, F P Vetshev, N M Abdulkhakimov, S V Osminin, A V Dulova
AIM: To analyze the first experience of laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery for locally advanced and generalized stomach cancer at the Burdenko Clinic of Faculty Surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Since 2011 27 laparoscopic and 2 robot-assisted operations for locally advanced and generalized stomach cancer have been performed in our hospital. Mean age of patients was 62.1±10 years. There were 19 men and 10 women. RESULTS: There were 11 gastrectomies with abdominal esophageal resection and 18 Billroth I subtotal resections...
2017: Khirurgiia
David E Disbrow, Stephanie M Pannell, Beth-Ann Shanker, Jeremy Albright, Juan Wu, Amir Bastawrous, Mark Soliman, Jane Ferraro, Robert K Cleary
OBJECTIVE: The minimally invasive approach to colorectal surgery is still underused. Only 50% to 60% of colectomies and 10% to 20% of rectal resections for cancer are performed laparoscopically. The increasing adoption of the robotic platform for colorectal surgery warrants re-evaluation of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) training techniques. Although considering lessons learned from past laparoscopic training, a standardized national robotic training program for colon and rectal surgery residents was developed and implemented in 2011...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
Hiroaki Nozawa, Toshiaki Watanabe
Laparoscopic surgery has gained acceptance as a less invasive approach in the treatment of colon cancer. However, laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer, particularly cancer of the lower rectum, is still challenging because of limited accessibility. Robotic surgery overcomes the limitations of laparoscopy associated with anatomy and offers certain advantages, including 3-D imaging, dexterity and ambidextrous capability, lack of tremors, motion scaling, and a short learning curve. Robotic rectal surgery has been reported to reduce conversion rates, particularly in low anterior resection, but it is associated with longer operative times than the conventional laparoscopic approach...
November 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
W Petz, D Ribero, E Bertani, S Borin, G Formisano, S Esposito, G Spinoglio, P P Bianchi
INTRODUCTION: Right-sided colon cancer has a worse prognosis than left-sided colon cancer. Complete mesocolic excision (CME) with central vessels ligation (CVL) reduces local recurrence, but is technically demanding, particularly with a laparoscopic approach. Aim of this study is to describe a new robotic approach to right colectomy with CME and CVL and to report oncologic safety and short term outcomes. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients were included. All patients had a right colon adenocarcinoma and underwent right colectomy with a suprapubic approach...
November 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Jeffrey N Harr, Ivy N Haskins, Richard L Amdur, Samir Agarwal, Vincent Obias
Advantages of robotic-assisted colorectal surgery have been reported, but the effect on outcomes between obese and non-obese patients undergoing laparoscopic and robotic-assisted colorectal surgery remains unclear. Patients who underwent elective laparoscopic and robotic colon or rectal resections between 2012 and 2014 were identified in the ACS-NSQIP database. Propensity score matching was performed to determine the effect of obesity on laparoscopic and robotic-assisted 30-day surgical outcomes. 29,172 patients met inclusion criteria; 27,693 (94...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Alexander T Hawkins, Molly M Ford, M Benjamin Hopkins, Roberta L Muldoon, Jonathan P Wanderer, Alexander A Parikh, Timothy M Geiger
BACKGROUND: Level one evidence has shown that minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for colon cancer improves short-term outcomes with equivalent long-term oncologic results when compared to open surgery. However, the adoption of MIS for patients with colon cancer has not been universal. The goal of this study is to identify barriers to the use of MIS surgery in colon cancer resection across the United States. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for all cases of colonic adenocarcinoma resection from 2010 to 2012...
February 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Mary M Mullen, Lindsay M Kuroki, Steven R Hunt, Kristy L Ratkowski, David G Mutch
BACKGROUND: Gynecologic surgeries are performed through abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic, or robot-assisted laparoscopic routes. However, if the pelvis is not accessible by one of these routes, there are no published reports to guide pelvic surgeons. CASE: A 34-year-old conjoined twin status postseparation with uterine didelphys and absence of her left colon and sacrum underwent hemihysterectomy, at which time her müllerian anomaly was unknown. She re-presented with vaginal bleeding and pain eventually attributed to a retained uterine horn...
September 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Danielle Collins, Nikolaos Machairas, Emilie Duchalais, Ron G Landmann, Amit Merchea, Dorin T Colibaseanu, Scott R Kelley, Kellie L Mathis, Eric J Dozois, David W Larson
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether involvement of colon and rectal fellows has an effect on short-term surgical and oncological outcomes in robotic rectal cancer surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From a dataset of 263 robotic-assisted rectal cancer operations, 114 case-matched patients over a 5-year period (January 2010-December 2015) were included in the study. Patients who underwent resection with and without fellow involvement were compared. Cases were matched according to age, body mass index, neoadjuvant therapy, and tumor location...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
Theofano Orfanelli, Stephanie Chung, Adrian Kohut, Darlene Gibbon, Aliza Leiser
The Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction (ACPO), also known as Ogilvie's syndrome, is defined by a poor peristaltic activity of the colon that mimics mechanical obstruction in the absence of any mechanical occlusive gut lesion. This case report is the first to be published on ACPO following a robotic- assisted radical hysterectomy. Since robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery has become the next major stage of advancement for a range of operations especially in gynecologic oncology surgery, this report emphasizes the importance of recognizing precipitating factors associated with this syndrome, including minimally invasive surgery...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Scott W Young, Nirvikar Dahiya, Maitray D Patel, Mauricio S Abrao, Javier F Magrina, M'hamed Temkit, Rosanne M Kho
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and learning curve of a sonographic mapping protocol for deep endometriosis (DE). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING: Tertiary referral center in the United States. PATIENTS: 117 consecutive patients who presented to our gynecology clinic with complaints of significant noncyclic pelvic pain of at least 6 months' duration, and/or clinical findings concerning for deep endometriosis and who were referred for transvaginal ultrasound with bowel preparation...
November 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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