How does robotic anti-reflux surgery compare with traditional open and laparoscopic techniques: a cost and outcomes analysis

Abstract

Conventional laparoscopic fundoplications (CLF) have been the gold standard for Nissen fundoplications (NFs) for two decades. The advent of a robotic approach for fundoplication procedures creates a potential alternative. Thus, we used a national database to examine perioperative outcomes with respect to open, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-013-3372-y

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