robotic surgery

Study finds gynecologic oncology ranks highest in robotic surgical proficiencyWhen it comes to robotic surgical dexterity, gynecologic oncology ranks higher than other disciplines, according to the results of a crowd-sourced assessment of technical skills presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
The future of cataract surgeryAs the most common procedure performed by the ophthalmic surgeon, in 2014, 4.3 million cataract operations took place in the European Union Member States. It is estimated that more than 23 million procedures will be performed worldwide in 2016.
Can the robot help heal endometriosis?Researchers in France asked the question in a study using patient questionnaires.
Maternal death from intracranial hemorrhageA 34-year-old Ohio woman was under the care of her longtime family physician, who had minor privileges to deliver uncomplicated pregnancies at a specific hospital, for her pregnancy. The woman is diagnosed with eclampsia in her third trimester and is immediately given a cesarean. After delivery, she is unresponsive having died from a massive intracranial hemorrhage. The physician is sued for fraudulently representing her abilities in obstetric care. What's the verdict?
Nimble laser devices for minimally invasive gynecologic surgeryReconsidering the role of the laser in surgical gynecologic practice in view of the radical technical innovations that have changed the tool in recent years.
Robotic surgery in the morbidly obese patient: a surgeon’s planning guide
Robotic surgery in the morbidly obese patient: a surgeon’s planning guideCareful preoperative planning and positioning will help to overcome some of the challenges presented by the obese patient's body habitus.
Durable outcomes seen with robotic prolapse surgeryRobot-assisted prolapse surgery for apical multicompartment vaginal prolapse repair is a safe procedure with durable outcomes, according to a retrospective study undertaken by urologists at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.
Robot linked with improved kidney Ca careKidney cancer patients were more likely to undergo partial nephrectomy when treated in hospitals that were early adopters of robotic surgery, according to a recent report that one leading expert calls “some of the best evidence to date of a favorable impact of surgical robots in urologic care.”
RARP checklist assesses, evaluates surgeon progressA new checklist-based assessment tool could prove to be useful for surgeons learning robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.
Robotic kidney transplant continues to show benefitsAn international team of surgeons from the U.S. and India continues to explore the potential of robotic kidney transplantation with regional hypothermia. The results of an IDEAL (Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term) phase IIb trial of the procedure support the promise seen in preceding trials.