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:4/21/2015)... Approximately 75 million Americans live in areas with ... (EPA). On top of this, consuming alcohol and exposure ... of toxins found in the body. A natural way ... to increase consumption of broccoli. Considered by many as ... – a long-lasting antioxidant – of all cruciferous vegetables. ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... Insuranceautoquote.info has released a new blog post ... . , Collision auto insurance is a policy ... Unlike liability coverage, collision auto insurance also covers the ... benefits to cover the insured’s expenses. , ... provide all the necessary resources for comparing online car ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... As a provider of holistic, result-driven ... their rehabilitation strategy, which involves various treatment modalities, produces ... an effort to offer hope and encouragement to those ... Best Drug Rehabilitation has featured a series of stories ... graduates of their recovery program. , One of ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... 21, 2015 Dr. Aaron Choroomi, dentist ... Group are now offering a valuable discount on restorative dental ... the promotional price of only $1695 for a limited time. ... patients for a limited time. , "There are times ... on the price," dental implants dentist , Dr. Choroomi, ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 ... insurance reimbursement for small businesses, announced today the publication ... , Recent health reform brought changes to the ... These changes caused some business owners to question what ... to use eBook helps small business owners determine which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Survey Shows Americans Are Cooking the Health Out of Broccoli 2Health News:New Survey Shows Americans Are Cooking the Health Out of Broccoli 3Health News:Collision Auto Insurance Covers Many Damages And Car Repairs 2Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Graduate Discusses Making Amends and Rebuilding Relationships 2Health News:101 Dental Group is Now Offering a Promotion on Dental Implants 2
... key to developing effective anti-skin cancer drugs, thanks to ... East Anglia (UEA). , The scientists have identified a ... the movement of the pigment cells that give the ... familiar greenish-brown of the adult frog. , It is ...
... 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards Also Ranks ... CTG HealthCare Solutions (CTGHS), a leading healthcare information ... CTG (Nasdaq: CTGX ), an international IT ... ranked second in the overall professional services firm rankings ...
... Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) confirmed ... with the Securities and Exchange Commission from Amylin shareholder ... to nominate a slate of five directors to stand ... has not yet received the required notice with respect ...
... Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded a ... Graduate School of Public Health to coordinate the Hepatitis ... clinical and research centers in the U.S. and Canada ... , The network will include a multi-site treatment ...
... Two new studies found that exercise may be a ... knee arthroplasty or TKA) and knee osteoarthritis (OA). One ... knee replacement found that it enhanced clinical improvement almost ... study, the first to examine the relationship between four ...
... Jan. 29 Dr. Rachel Bennett, a noted infertility ... from Yorktown Heights to Mount Kisco, effective this month. ... range of infertility treatment options to women and men ... treating every patient with expert medical care and compassion. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Skin color studies on tadpoles lead to cancer advance 2Health News:CTG HealthCare Solutions Ranked Second in Overall Professional Services Firm Category by KLAS Enterprises 2Health News:CTG HealthCare Solutions Ranked Second in Overall Professional Services Firm Category by KLAS Enterprises 3Health News:CTG HealthCare Solutions Ranked Second in Overall Professional Services Firm Category by KLAS Enterprises 4Health News:Exercise plays large role in recovery from knee replacement and the occurrence of osteoarthritis 2Health News:Exercise plays large role in recovery from knee replacement and the occurrence of osteoarthritis 3Health News:Local Infertility Specialist, Dr. Rachel Bennett, Westchester Reproductive Medicine, Opens New Office in Mount Kisco 2
(Date:4/21/2015)... , April 21, 2015 ... having achieved dazzling export-led growth in just 4 ... celebrates its part in winning the Queen,s Award ... awarded to Oxford PharmaGenesis. As part of the ... its clients bring new medicines to the world ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... England , April 21, 2015 ... Queen,s Award for Enterprise, having more than doubled its ... Oxford PharmaGenesis today celebrates winning the Queen,s Award ... local employer is the world,s first HealthScience Communications consultancy, ... in areas of patient need. Having more than doubled ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... 21, 2015 Softheon, Inc., ... and business operation, has confirmed its status as ... of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Under this ... access to the Federal Data Hub to assist ... qualified health insurance plans. Through ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Fast-growing London Consultancy 2Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Fast-growing London Consultancy 3Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Fast-growing London Consultancy 4Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Fast-growing London Consultancy 5Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Local Consultancy 2Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Local Consultancy 3Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Local Consultancy 4Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Local Consultancy 5Softheon Confirms Web Broker Entity (WBE) Status with the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2
... Primate trials validate efficacy of the processTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif., ... it has successfully completed the initial primate trials validating ... (NELL-1) protein in spinal fusion surgery. 100% fusion ... cystic lesion was observed. The company is currently ...
... experienced mild head trauma or a blast exposure while serving ... with headaches, according to a study released today that will ... Meeting in Seattle, April 25 to May 2, 2009.The study, ... returning from Iraq or Afghanistan in 2008. All had experienced ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bone Biologics Announces Significant Milestone for Spinal Fusion Surgery Using Recombinant Protein and Demineralized Bone Matrix 2For Iraq Veterans, Headaches Continue After Traumatic Brain Injury 2
... Microdiscectomy System incorporates specially designed metal tubes ... area in a minimally invasive manner. These ... from 5.3 mm to 20.8 mm. The ... - one around the other - through ...
Fortitude as a unique complement to the spinal concepts family of products....
... Cougar is an Anterior Spinal Implant ... elasticity approximating that of cortical bone. The ... structural requirements of anterior column support, while ... load sharing design. Incorporates an anatomic design ...
Cervical Tissue Retractor 13 cm - 5 1/8, one blunt prong, 13 mm deep....
Medicine Products: