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JSLS. 2009 Jul-Sep;13(3):364-9.

Robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy versus conventional total laparoscopic hysterectomy.

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Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago, 60657, USA. ashashoua@yahoo.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To compare patient characteristics, operative variables, and outcomes of 24 patients who underwent robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) with 44 patients who underwent conventional TLH. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 44 patients with TLH and 24 patients with robotic TLH.

RESULTS:

Robotic TLH was associated with a shorter hospital stay (1.0 vs 1.4 days, P=0.011) and a significant decrease in narcotic use (1.2 vs 5.0 units, P=0.002). EBL and droP in hemoglobin were not significantly different. The operative time was significantly longer in patients undergoing robotic TLH (142.2 vs 122.1 minutes, P=0.027). However, only need for laparoscopic morcellation, BMI, and uterine weight, not robotic use, were independently associated with increased operative times.

CONCLUSIONS:

Robotic hysterectomy can be performed safely with comparable operative times to those of conventional laparoscopic hysterectomy. Postoperative measures were improved over measures for conventional laparoscopy.

PMID:
19793478
PMCID:
PMC3015976
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