Br J Surg 2022 May 25. Epub 2022 May 25.
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Background: Robotic surgery was integrated into some healthcare systems despite there being few well designed, real-world studies on safety or benefit. This study compared the safety of robotic with laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, and open approaches in common robotic procedures.
Methods: This was a population-based, retrospective study of all adults who underwent prostatectomy, hysterectomy, pulmonary lobectomy, or partial nephrectomy in Ontario, Canada, between 2008 and 2018. Read More