The Role of the Robotic Platform in Inguinal Hernia Repair Surgery is an interventional trial currently recruiting patients who require inguinal hernia repair surgery.
The trial will compare postoperative pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery repair or robotic inguinal hernia repair surgery. The laparoscopic approach has been used frequently and has several advantages. However, it has several disadvantages that the robotic approach may address. As such, the study investigators have hypothesized that the robotic approach will result in less postoperative pain than the laparoscopic approach.
The primary outcome measure is the difference in postoperative pain between patients who undergo robotic inguinal hernia repair and those who undergo laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair during the 2 years following surgery. Secondary outcome measures include differences in surgeon ergonomics between the two approaches, institution cost analysis, and long-term recurrence rate differences, all within 2 years of surgery.
The study will end in May 2019. About 100 people are expected to be included in the final analysis.
Find more information on the study page at.