Comparison of Open, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Colectomies Using a Large National Database: Outcomes and Trends Related to Surgery Center Volume Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Colectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Robotic Surgical Procedures

abstract

  • Our results show that the majority of colectomies in the United States are still performed open, although rates of laparoscopy continue to increase. There is a trend toward increased volume of laparoscopic procedures at specialty centers. The role of robotics is still being defined, in light of higher cost, lack of clinical benefit, and increased iatrogenic complications, albeit comparable overall complications, as compared with laparoscopic colectomy.

publication date

  • June 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000580

PubMed ID

  • 27145311

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 535

end page

  • 42

volume

  • 59

number

  • 6