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Shorter hospital stays with robotic thoracic surgery

 

Key clinical point: Robotic thoracic surgery is associated with shorter hospital stays and shorter duration of chest tube use, compared with open surgery.

Major finding: Patients who underwent robotic thoracic surgery had a mean hospital stay of 6.9 days, compared with 8 days for those who underwent open thoracic surgery.

Data source: Retrospective study of 38 patients who underwent robotic thoracic surgery and 38 who underwent open thoracic surgery.

Disclosures: One investigator declared financial support from Intuitive Surgical, the company that developed the da Vinci System, for meetings and presentations. No other conflicts of interest were declared.


 

FROM SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY 

 

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