gastroenterology
Cancer

Robotic colorectal surgery more costly and time consuming than laparoscopy

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) ...

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