Robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomies are being performed at higher rates since the da Vinci Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Inc, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) received US Food and Drug Administration approval in 2005 for gynecologic procedures. Despite the technological advancements over traditional laparoscopy, a discrepancy exists between what the literature states and what the benefits are as seen through the eyes of the end-user. There remains a significant learning curve in the adoption of safe and efficient robotic skills. The authors present important considerations when choosing to perform a robotic hysterectomy and a step-by-step technique. The literature on perioperative outcomes is also reviewed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2016|
- Minimally invasive surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology