Kristin E. Patzkowsky

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We compared the perioperative outcomes of hysterectomy performed by robotic (RH) versus laparoscopic (LH) routes for benign indications using the Dindo-Clavien scale for classification of the surgical complications. METHODS Retrospective chart review of all patients who underwent robotic (n=288) and laparoscopic (n=257)(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the occurrence of postoperative urinary retention after traditional laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomy. METHODS We performed a chart review of all patients who underwent total or supracervical hysterectomy using a laparoscopic (n=253) or robotic approach (n=281) from March 2001 until June 2010 for benign indications at the(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The purpose of this article is to review the literature and discuss the advantages of robotics in benign gynecologic surgery. RECENT FINDINGS Minimally invasive surgery has become the preferred route over abdominal surgery. The laparoscopic or robotic approach is recommended when vaginal surgery is not feasible. Thus far, robotic(More)
To compare the frequency of minimally invasive surgical approach to hysterectomy between two time periods, during which the use of the robotic technique has rapidly increased. This study is a retrospective review of 623 consecutive patients who underwent hysterectomy for benign indications at the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery via(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the perioperative outcomes associated with 2 minimally invasive surgical routes for the hysterectomy of large fibroid uteri. METHODS Retrospective review of 84 women undergoing hysterectomy via minilaparotomy (n=54) or robot-assisted laparoscopy (n=30) for uteri weighing at least 500g. Outcome measures included hemorrhage (blood loss(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The negative impact of postoperative adhesions has long been recognized, but available options for prevention remain limited. Minimally invasive surgery is associated with decreased adhesion formation due to meticulous dissection with gentile tissue handling, improved hemostasis, and limiting exposure to reactive foreign material; however,(More)
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