A population-based study comparing laparoscopic and robotic outcomes in colorectal surgery

@article{Tam2015APS,
  title={A population-based study comparing laparoscopic and robotic outcomes in colorectal surgery},
  author={Michael S-C Tam and Christodoulos Kaoutzanis and Andrew J. Mullard and Scott E. Regenbogen and Michael G. Franz and Samantha Hendren and Greta L Krapohl and James F. Vandewarker and Richard M. Lampman and Robert K Cleary},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={455-463}
}
Current data addressing the role of robotic surgery for the management of colorectal disease are primarily from single-institution and case-matched comparative studies as well as administrative database analyses. The purpose of this study was to compare minimally invasive surgery outcomes using a large regional protocol-driven database devoted to surgical quality, improvement in patient outcomes, and cost-effectiveness. This is a retrospective cohort study from the prospectively collected… CONTINUE READING

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