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JSLS. 2004 Oct-Dec;8(4):326-8.

Making the transition from standard gynecologic laparoscopy to robotic laparoscopy.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina 27858, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To determine the feasibility of using a simple procedure, a bilateral tubal ligation, as a transition procedure when adopting robotic laparoscopy for gynecologic surgery.

METHOD:

To obtain robotic credentialing and gain experience with the robotic system, the surgeons first went through robotic training, then 4 women desiring permanent sterilization had robotically assisted laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligations performed, using the Parkland method.

RESULTS:

Total operating room time varied from 1 hour 25 minutes to 2 hours 31 minutes. Improvement in operating time for each surgeon was noted with each successive case. Best times in robotic cases were similar to those of standard laparoscopy.

CONCLUSION:

Robotically assisted laparoscopic tubal ligation using the Parkland method is a satisfactory procedure to provide transition for gynecologic surgeons and operating room personnel to gynecologic robotic surgery.

PMID:
15554274
PMCID:
PMC3016823
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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