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Feasibility of robotic radical hysterectomy (RRH) with a new robotic system. Experience at Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute


The main objective of this study was to assess in a series of 30 patients, the feasibility, oncological safety and efficacy of radical hysterectomy by a new robotic system. Prospective study design. Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute and Multispeciality Hospital. We performed Robotic Radical Hysterectomy in patients from August 2019 through February 2020. All the surgeries were performed by a single surgeon (Puntambekar S). Since August 2019, 30 patients with early cervical cancer/endometrial cancer were selected for radical hysterectomy. All patients were in good general condition with controlled medical comorbidities. The mean operative time was 104 min, with mean total lymph node yield of 24.7. The average blood loss was 60 ml and the hospital stay was 2.1 days, and majority of the patients were catheter free by 1 week. Two patients developed uretero-vaginal fistula on the 8th day of surgery. One was managed with Double J stenting and in the other we did laparoscopic ureteroneocystostomy. Our study has demonstrated the feasibility, safety and efficacy of RRH by the Versius robotic systems.

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Arjun Goel, Shailesh. P. Puntambekar, Shruti Chandak, Honey Chahal, Mihir Chitale, Rajesh KN, Kshitij Manerikar and Mangesh Hivre declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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Puntambekar, S.P., Goel, A., Chandak, S. et al. Feasibility of robotic radical hysterectomy (RRH) with a new robotic system. Experience at Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute. J Robotic Surg 15, 451–456 (2021).

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