Navigation Links
Clinical opinion published in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date:5/1/2014

When a woman requires gynecologic surgery, she and her surgeon have several minimally invasive surgical options, including robotic surgery. In recent years, the use of robotic surgery has become more and more common. But questions have arisen about the potential overuse of robotic surgery and its advantages over traditional laparotomy for hysterectomy.

A clinical opinion by Charles Rardin, MD, a urogynecologist in the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery and director of the Robotic Surgery Program for Women at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Care New England, and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, entitled "The debate over robotics in benign gynecology," is published this month in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

"Robotic surgery certainly provides some advantages to some surgeons and has contributed to a decline in laparotomy (large incision) rates for hysterectomy," said Dr. Rardin. "But robotic surgery for benign gynecology needs to be considered as just one of several forms of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) that can be used to provide the best care to patients."

Dr. Rardin explained that specific features of the patient (ie obesity), the surgeon (ie his or her experience with laparoscopic surgery), or the case (ie the possibility of significant and technically challenging suturing, such as required for a fistula repair) may make the robotic approach preferable over laparoscopic or vaginal surgery.

"However, an institution that adopts a policy of promoting robotic surgery over other forms of minimally invasive surgery is at risk of becoming a 'robotic factory' and allowing volume and quality of vaginal or laparoscopic surgeries to dwindle," he said.

In his opinion piece, Dr. Rardin suggests that other organizations consider the approach taken at th
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Blustein
ablustein@wihri.org
401-681-2822
Women & Infants Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. NCI, NCRI and EORTC outline risk-assessment approach for biomarker-driven cancer clinical trials
2. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Large clinical trials to evaluate risks of testosterone treatment urgently needed
3. Dartmouth awarded lead role in NCI clinical trials network
4. $8 million NIH grant will fund multicenter clinical trial of stroke intervention drug
5. MSU physicists push new Parkinsons treatment toward clinical trials
6. New clinical definition for epilepsy improves diagnosis accuracy
7. Moffitt Cancer Center begins Phase I clinical trial of new immunotherapy
8. HPV eradicated by AHCC supplement, preclinical study suggests
9. Miriam Hospital receives renewal of NIH grant for AIDS Clinical Trials Group
10. Kessler Foundation MS scientist awarded Patterson Trust Award in Clinical Research
11. Multidisciplinary research team led by Tufts CTSI proposes new model for clinical trials
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2015)... 2015 Decora Preset 60 Minute Countdown ... available on ‘The Hardware City.’ The product helps in automatically ... a time and the related electronic device is automatically turned ... of the company said, “We are glad that this amazing ... can buy Countdown Timer Switch in just a few clicks. ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Metamora, Michigan (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 ... for concerns about hair loss. Although it is unclear ... that there are environmental factors such as metabolism, nutritional ... contribute. Since they offer a comprehensive approach to evaluating ... and post-menopausal woman, they can help patients find a ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Scientists with Cardno ChemRisk, a scientific consulting firm, ... that may have raised the risk of mesothelioma for ... an article on the research. Click here to ... asbestos levels well above OSHA safety guidelines when they ... “Asbestos compliance sampling data associated with the construction, automotive ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... ProPin is a set of self-animating 3D pin markers ... to pin point locations on a map, to indicate prices or ... users to choose from 30 simplistic presets with geometric design elements ... editors can easily manipulate ProPin presets as a whole. Pixel ... , Using ProPin is easy, simply drag a preset into the ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Geneva, WI (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 ... Mercy Health System CEO - ... principal and honored at the fourth ... held April 15 at Geneva National ... (by school): ,     -Badger High School, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Leviton's Decora 60 Minute Countdown Timer Available On ‘The Hardware City’ 2Health News:Women's Excellence Now Treats Menopausal Hair Loss 2Health News:New Analysis Finds Too Many Employers Ignored OSHA Asbestos Guidelines, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Developers at Pixel Film Studios Release ProPin for Final Cut Pro X. 2Health News:Mercy Foundation Honors 16 Students for Making a Difference - Mercy Health System Javon Bea 2
... Pass Bill Includes New Radio Ads Airing Today ... bill to repeal the broken Medicare physician payment formula that ... dimension to its Medicare campaign today with radio ads airing ... ads, the AMA is activating its nationwide grassroots network of ...
... may realize that they have a significant chance of needing ... care, believe government programs cover more than they actually do, ... potential care. A national survey of 935 people ages 21 ... (November) and John Hancock,s "Know Your Options" campaign, found that ...
... still recommended in the first trimester, researchers say , FRIDAY, ... take folic acid in late pregnancy are at increased risk ... study included more than 500 women whose diet and supplements ... asthma at age 3.5 years and at 5.5 years. Asthma ...
... researchers fear , FRIDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- ... 60s with far more physical disabilities than previous generations, ... system. , That,s the finding of University of California, ... and 1999 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys to ...
... cancer cells is that they are similar in many respects ... researchers at Karolinska Institutet have found a new way of ... journal Cell . Molecular signal pathways that stimulate ... those active in tumour growth. This limits the possibility of ...
... ... cooperation with PhRMA, will host a workshop on Dried Blood Spot Sampling in the Pharmaceutical ... , ... 13, 2009 -- The Drug Information Association (DIA) , in cooperation with PhRMA, will ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AMA Calls on Congress to Pass H.R. 3961, Access to Care for Seniors and Military Families at Stake 2Health News:LTC Awareness Month Finds Americans Still in Dark about Long-Term Care 2Health News:LTC Awareness Month Finds Americans Still in Dark about Long-Term Care 3Health News:LTC Awareness Month Finds Americans Still in Dark about Long-Term Care 4Health News:LTC Awareness Month Finds Americans Still in Dark about Long-Term Care 5Health News:LTC Awareness Month Finds Americans Still in Dark about Long-Term Care 6Health News:Folic Acid Late in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids 2Health News:Baby Boomers May Prove More Disabled Than Their Elders 2Health News:Paradoxical protein might prevent cancer 2Health News:,DIA/PhRMA Workshop to Explore Dried Blood Spot Sampling Implementation and Advances, 2Health News:,DIA/PhRMA Workshop to Explore Dried Blood Spot Sampling Implementation and Advances, 3
(Date:5/22/2015)... R.I. , May 22, 2015 ... once-daily central nervous system stimulant indicated for the ... to patients beginning Summer 2015. ... XR received approval from the U.S. Food and ... is an extended-release formulation of methylphenidate capsule with ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the ... interim chief executive officer Howie Rosen will ... financial officer Tim Morris will be presenting ... two presentations are as follows: Jefferies 2015 ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... , May 21, 2015  When Ryan ... the side of his neck, he figured ... a couple weeks off from weight lifting. ... away.                               A series ... was referred to Michel Kliot, MD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 2Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 3Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 4Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 5Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 6AcelRx Pharmaceuticals to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences In June 2Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors 2Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors 3Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors 4
... Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR ), the world,s ... and radiosurgery, is introducing its new TrueBeam™ medical linear accelerator ... 10th annual meeting of the Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics ... The TrueBeam system, which was designed from the ground up ...
... -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One ... a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs ... that it held its 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders ... PRC.   At the Annual Meeting, the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Varian Medical Systems Introduces New TrueBeam™ System for Image-Guided Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery to Clinicians in Asia at AOCMP in Taipei, Taiwan 2China Sky One Medical, Inc. Reports Outcome of Annual Meeting of Shareholders 2
Angled insertion forcep used for the Hydroview lens. Manufactured in titanium....
Titanium. Curved 18 mm shafts with 1.5 wide grasping tip. Flat, serrated cross action handle with dull finish....
30 degree angled tip with 45 mm tip opening. Made with lock. Manufactured in titanium....
Straight 25 gauge shaft with angled tip and sliding inner shaft. Shaft holds the proximal loop against the angled tip while handle in the normal state. Squeeze type handle with dull finish....
Medicine Products: