Robotic gynaecological surgery using Senhance® robotic platform: Single centre experience with 100 cases

J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod. 2021 Jan;50(1):102031. doi: 10.1016/j.jogoh.2020.102031. Epub 2020 Nov 27.


Objective: In this article, we present the first 100 gynaecological robotic surgeries in Klaipeda University Hospital, Klaipeda, Lithuania.

Study design: A prospective analysis was performed of 100 women age range 22-82, on average 52 years. Patients underwent various robotic gynaecological operations, 61 (61 %) procedures were robotic total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.

Results: Duration of the surgery varied from 30 min to 185 min, on average 99 ± 33 min. Of all 25 (25 %) patients had operations in the past. Most operations (72 %) were performed for benign diseases and 28 % of the patients were operated for various types of gynaecological malignancies. All cancer surgeries were radical (R0). In-hospital stay was on average 4 ± 2.3 days, range 1-14 days. There were six (6%) conversions: one to laparoscopy and five to open. Three (3%) complications occurred during 30 days after surgery, one demanded surgery (Clavien-Dindo II-IIIb). There was no mortality in this patient population.

Conclusion: Our early experience with different types of robotic gynaecological surgeries allows us to state that Senhance® robotic system is feasible and safe in gynaecology.

Keywords: Gynaecology; Minimally invasive surgery; Robotic surgery; Senhance robotic system.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Conversion to Open Surgery
  • Female
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Operative Time
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prospective Studies
  • Robotic Surgical Procedures*
  • Young Adult