Journal of Robotic Surgery

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 609–610 | Cite as

New perspectives about the role of robot-assisted surgery for the treatment of endometriosis

  • Niccolò FurbettaEmail author
  • Matteo Bianchini
  • Matteo Palmeri
  • Luca Morelli
Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

We read with great interest the recently published article by Comptour et al. entitled “Patient Quality of Life and Symptoms after Surgical Treatment for Endometriosis” [1].

Painful gynecological and digestive symptoms of endometriosis have been shown to severely affect the patients’ quality of life (QoL), and various studies have described the benefits of surgery in the treatment of endometriosis, particularly in its worst presentation, namely, Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis (DIE). Comptour et al. have designed a prospective and multicenter cohort study to assess the impact of surgical treatment of endometriosis on quality of life and pain, and their results seem to confirm these benefits.

A minimally invasive approach is considered, nowadays the gold standard for surgical treatment of endometriosis, as it results in faster recovery, reduced hospital stay, improved cosmetic results, and lower postoperative morbidity if compared to laparotomy [2]. However, in the...


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Conflict of interest

Furbetta Niccolò, Bianchini Matteo, Palmeri Matteo, and Morelli Luca declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Translational and new Technologies in MedicineUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.EndoCAS (Center for Computer Assisted Surgery)University of PisaPisaItaly

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