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New Studies Demonstrate Benefits of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy and Colectomy When Compared to Open Surgery
Date:10/26/2009

erall procedure specific complication rates (2.51 percent for MIP vs. 3.82 for open) were lower for minimally invasive procedures when compared with open surgery. Additionally, minimally invasive appendectomy was associated with a lower cost of care ($700) and about a half day shorter hospital stay (3.27 vs. 3.91 days) than open surgery.

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Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson company, develops and markets advanced medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical procedures, focusing on procedure-enabling devices for the interventional diagnosis and treatment of conditions in general and bariatric surgery, as well as gastrointestinal health, gynecology and surgical oncology. More information can be found at www.ethiconendo.com.

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(i) Warren L, Ladapo JA, Borah BJ, Gunnarsson CL. Open Abdominal versus Laparoscopic and Vaginal Hysterectomy: Analysis of a Large United States Payer Measuring Quality and Cost of Care. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecol. 2009; 581-587.

(ii) Fullum TM, Ladapo JA, Borah BJ, Gunnarsson CL. Comparison of the clinical and economic outcomes between open and minimally invasive appendectomy and colectomy: evidence from a large commercial payer database. Surgical Endoscopy 2009 (published online).

(iii) Babalola E, Bharucha AE, Schleck CD, Gebhart JB, Zinsmeister AR, Melton LJ 3rd. Decreasing utilization of hysterectomy: a population-based study in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1965-2002. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;196:214-217.

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