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.
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