Initial clinical experience of single-incision robotic colorectal surgery with da Vinci SP platform

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Abstract

Background: The da Vinci Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) was introduced to overcome the limitations of single-incision laparoscopic surgery, which is challenging due to its restrictions regarding triangulation and retraction. The purpose of this article is to describe the initial experience with single-incision surgery using the da Vinvci Single-Port Platform (dVSP). Methods: The medical records of patients with colorectal disease, who underwent single-incision robotic surgery using the dVSP, were retrospectively reviewed. Results: Five patients with appendiceal and colorectal cancer, and two with diverticulitis were enrolled. All procedures were completed using a pure single-incision approach, with an exception for low anterior resection. There were two minor complications. For patients with colorectal cancer, the number of retrieved lymph nodes and status of the resection margin were acceptable, and cosmetic results were satisfactory. Conclusion: The dVSP is a novel surgical platform that can be used as an alternative surgical modality for colorectal surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2091
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • colorectal surgery
  • da Vinci SP
  • robotic surgery
  • single-incision

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