Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy
Hysterectomy is one of the most commonly performed gynecologic procedures. Historically, an abdominal, vaginal, or laparoscopic approach was utilized. With the advent of robotic technology, a new approach to hysterectomy is available to the surgeon. Although recent studies suggest that there are minimal differences in complications and outcomes between a laparoscopic approach compared to a robot-assisted laparoscopic approach, potential advantages of robotic surgery include its wristed instrumentation, three-dimensional immersive visualization, and increased surgical precision. This chapter discusses a robotic laparoscopic approach to hysterectomy with or without bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. We will describe the technique and discuss issues that can arise during robotic surgery.
KeywordsHysterectomy Salpingo-oophorectomy Retroperitoneal
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