Subhashini M. Ayloo

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Minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) remains one of the most challenging abdominal procedures, and its application is poorly reported in the literature so far. To date, few data are available comparing a minimally invasive approach to open PD. The aim of the present study is to compare the robotic and open approaches for PD at a single(More)
Application of the robot for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has been slow to evolve, despite its rapid acceptance in other fields. This is largely due to associated costs of technology, reports of increased operative time, and inadequate data available to correlate the benefits of robotics to a clinical outcome. The authors present a comparative study between(More)
BACKGROUND The robotic approach is an interesting option for overcoming the limitations of laparoscopic adrenalectomy. We aimed to report our technique and outcomes of robot-assisted adrenalectomy (RAA). METHODS From November 2000 to February 2010, all consecutive patients who underwent a RAA by the same surgeon were prospectively entered into a dedicated(More)
Excess adiposity is associated with low-grade inflammation and decreased iron status. Iron depletion in obesity is thought to be mediated by an inflammation-induced increase in the body's main regulator of iron homeostasis, hepcidin. Elevated hepcidin can result in iron depletion as it prevents the release of dietary iron absorbed into the enterocytes,(More)
HYPOTHESIS Robotic surgery for performance of right hepatectomy is safe and effective. DESIGN Case series from 2 medical institutions. SETTING University of Illinois at Chicago and Misericordia Hospital, Grosseto, Italy. PATIENTS Twenty-four patients underwent right hepatectomy between March 1, 2005, and January 31, 2010, using a robotic surgical(More)
INTRODUCTION Robot-assisted surgery has permeated all surgical specialties including general surgery. Still, only a few small experimental series have compared experiences between laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) and robotic cholecystectomy (RC). We present a single surgeon's experience with LC versus RC in a large case series. METHODS We conducted an(More)
Minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) remains one of the most challenging abdominal procedures and its application in the elderly population is poorly reported in the literature so far. The goal of this study was to demonstrate that robot-assisted PD can be safely performed in patients aged 70 years and older. Forty-one consecutive robot-assisted(More)
BACKGROUND Sleeve gastrectomy represents a valid option for morbidly obese patients, either as a primary or as a staged bariatric procedure. Several variations of the technique have been reported. Herein, we report our initial experience with robot-assisted sleeve gastrectomy (RASG). MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospectively held database for patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic single-incision surgery is fraught with significant technical drawbacks but has witnessed increased growth mainly for its presumed aesthetic advantages. Recently, a single-site robotic platform has been introduced to alleviate some of the technical challenges with laparoscopic single-site surgery, although literature on this topic is(More)