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Title: Robotic colorectal surgery at Epworth: a case control study.
Epworth Authors: Summers, Z.
Wilkie, B.
Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Hiscock, Richard
Warrier, Satish
Smart, Philip
Keywords: Robotic Colorectal Surgery
Learning Curve
Operating Time
Laparoscopic Surgery
Complication Rates
Intensive Care Unit
Length of Stay
Readmission Rates
Complication Rates
General Surgery and Gastroenterology Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Citation: Epworth Research Institute Research Week 2017; Poster 58: pp 82
Conference Name: Epworth Research Institute Research Week 2017
Conference Location: Epworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Experience with robotic colorectal surgery suggests it is safe and effective. Cost, steep learning curves, and long operating times have prohibited robotics from supplanting laparoscopic approaches. METHODS: 213 patients undergoing colorectal operations were retrospectively categorized into robotic (n=60) or laparoscopic surgery (n=153) and matched by surgeon and operation. RESULTS: Robotics cases had longer procedure times (303±14 vs 129±5 mins, p<0.0001), lower complications (p=0.048), more frequent ICU admissions (p=0.0001) with equivalent ICU stay, longer overall length of stay (9.6±1.2 vs 6.9±0.41 days, p=0.009), but equivalent 30-day readmission rates. CONCLUSION: Robotic surgery is safe, with equivalent complication rates, but consistently longer operating times.
Type: Conference Poster
Affiliated Organisations: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Victoria, Australia
Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Vicotria, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Case Control Studies
Appears in Collections:Cancer Services
General Surgery and Gastroenterology
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