How does the robot affect outcomes? A retrospective review of open, laparoscopic, and robotic Heller myotomy for achalasia

@article{Shaligram2011HowDT,
  title={How does the robot affect outcomes? A retrospective review of open, laparoscopic, and robotic Heller myotomy for achalasia},
  author={Abhijit Shaligram and Jayaraj Unnirevi and Anton Simorov and Vishal Kothari and Dmitry Oleynikov},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={1047-1050}
}
BackgroundRobotic techniques are routinely used in urological and gynecological procedures; however, their role in general surgical procedures is limited. A robotic technique has been successfully adopted for a minimally invasive Heller myotomy procedure for achalasia. This study aims to compare perioperative outcomes following open, laparoscopic, and robotic Heller myotomy.MethodsThis study is a multicenter, retrospective analysis utilizing a large administrative database. The University… 
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