Robotic-Assisted Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery in Gynecology: Initial Report and Technique

Pedro F. Escobar, Amanda Nickles Fader, Marie Fidel Paraiso, Jihad H. Kaouk, Tommaso Falcone

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Abstract

Robotic surgery has greatly improved surgeon dexterity and ergonomics but has substantially increased the number and size of ports required. The typical robotic surgical procedure will use three 8-mm ports and two 12-mm ports. Single-port laparoscopy, also known as Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS) surgery, is an attempt to further enhance cosmetic benefits and reduce morbidity of minimally invasive surgery.We present our initial clinical experience and technique with robotic-assisted single-port surgery in gynecology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-591
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Laparo Endoscopic Single Site
  • Robotic surgery
  • Single port surgery
  • gynecology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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