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JSLS. 2012 Jul-Sep;16(3):421-7. doi: 10.4293/108680812X13462882735890.

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy: outcomes in obese and morbidly obese patients.

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Yale New Haven Health/Bridgeport Hospital, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship Program, Bridgeport, CT, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe patient characteristics and perioperative outcomes among women undergoing roboticassisted laparoscopic hysterectomy and to evaluate the characteristics of nonobese, obese, and morbidly obese patients.

METHODS:

A retrospective review was conducted of 442 cases of women who underwent robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign and malignant conditions over a 4-y period at an academic and community teaching hospital. Patient demographics, surgical indications, operative outcomes, and complications were evaluated for patients with a body mass index (BMI) <30 kg/m(2), 30 kg/m(2) to 39.9 kg/m(2), and ≥40 kg/m(2).

RESULTS:

Of the 442 patients, 257 (58%) were obese or morbidly obese, with a BMI of ≥30 kg/m(2). Overall, the median estimated blood loss was 100 mL (range, 10 to 800), the operative time was 135 min (range, 40 to 436), and the length of stay was 1 d (range, 0 to 22). These did not differ significantly by BMI group. Overall, 11.9% of patients experienced complications (7.9% minor, 4.1% major), and this did not differ significantly across BMI groups.

CONCLUSION:

Robotic hysterectomy can be performed safely in obese and morbidly obese patients, with surgical outcomes and complications similar to those in nonobese patients.

PMID:
23318068
PMCID:
PMC3535794
DOI:
10.4293/108680812X13462882735890
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