Complication reports for robotic surgery using three arms by a single surgeon at a single institution

Ching Hui Chen, Huang Hui Chen, Wei Min Liu

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Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate perioperative complications related to robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery for management of gynaecologic disorders. Materials and Methods: Eight hundred and fifty-one women who underwent robotic procedures between December 2011 and April 2015 were retrospectively included for analysis. Patient demographics, surgical outcomes and complications were evaluated. Results: The overall complication rate was 5.5%, whereas the rate of complications for oncologic cases was 8.4%. Intra-operative complications (n = 7, 0.8%) consisted of five cases of bowel lacerations, one case of ureter laceration and one case of bladder injury. Early and late post-operative complications were 4.0% (n = 34) and 0.8% (n = 6), respectively. Six patients (0.7%) experienced Grade III complications based on the Clavien-Dindo classification and required further surgical intervention. Conclusion: Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery is a feasible approach for management of gynaecologic disorders; the complication rates for this type of procedure are acceptable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-28
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Minimal Access Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Da Vinci surgical system
  • perioperative complications
  • robotic-assisted surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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