Robotic colorectal surgery procedures take twice as long, are more expensive and have longer hospital stays for the same outcomes compared to laparoscopic procedures, a Victorian study shows. A retrospective study of 213 colorectal surgeries for cancer at a private Melbourne hospital found that procedures took more than twice as long (302 vs 130 minutes) ...
Robotic colorectal surgery more costly and time consuming than laparoscopy
By Michael Woodhead
5 Apr 2019