IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 47 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2020.05.5441
Open Access Case Report
Robotic laparoendoscopic single-site surgery for concurrent hysterectomy and cholecystectomy
E.D. Na1,†S.H. Choi2,†H. Park1,*
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnamsi, Gyeonggido, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Surgery, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnamsi, Gyeonggido, Republic of Korea
*Correspondence: (HYUN PARK)
Contributed equally.
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2020, 47(5), 792–796;
Submitted: 7 November 2019 | Accepted: 24 April 2020 | Published: 15 October 2020
Copyright: © 2020 Na et al. Published by IMR press
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license

With the quality ergonomics and rapid learning curve of the robotic surgery system taken into consideration, robotic laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (R-LESS) appears to be the best integration for maximizing the benefits of single-site surgery. However, there are drawbacks of robot-assisted procedures which include longer operative time and higher cost, because of this, we hypothesized that the burden of robotic surgery would be reduced if two surgeries could be completed within one session in R-LESS. Three cases of R-LESS were performed for combined hysterectomy and cholecystectomy in patients with concomitant benign uterine disease and cholecystopathy. The combined surgeries were successfully conducted without additional port insertion or conversion and included the benefits of decreased hospital stay, anesthesia risk, and cost compared with the sum of two separate surgeries. Therefore, in cases in which concomitant pathologies are detected in the abdominopelvic cavity, R-LESS can be an option for selected patients with the benefit of minimally invasive surgery.

Robotic laparoendoscopic single site surgery
Figure 1.
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