Background. While laparoscopy is currently adopted for hepatic resections, robotic approaches to the liver have not gained wide acceptance. We decided to analyze the learning curve in the field of robotic liver surgery comparing short-term outcomes between the first and the second half of our series. Methods. We retrospectively reviewed demographics and clinical data of patients who underwent robotic liver resection at our institution from July 2014 through September 2017. 60 patients diagnosed with primary or secondary liver neoplasms or hydatid disease were included in this study. ASA PS >3, heart failure, respiratory insufficiency, and general contraindication to pneumoperitoneum were exclusion criteria. Results. 60 patients were included. We observed a statistically significant decrease in operative time (p<0.001), intraoperative blood loss (p=0.01), and postoperative complications (p<0.001) after 30 cases. From the interpretation of the CUSUM curve, the time of operation appears to be significantly reduced after the first 30 operations. Discussion. This is the first European analysis of the learning curve for robotic liver resection in an HPB and liver transplant referral center. However, more studies are needed to confirm such results outside a HPB referral center. This is crucial to develop formal credentialing protocols for both junior and senior surgeons.

Improving Outcomes Defending Patient Safety: The Learning Journey in Robotic Liver Resections / Magistri, P.; Guerrini, G. P.; Ballarin, R.; Assirati, G.; Tarantino, G.; Di Benedetto, F.. - In: BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 2314-6133. - 2019:(2019), pp. 1-8. [10.1155/2019/1835085]

Improving Outcomes Defending Patient Safety: The Learning Journey in Robotic Liver Resections

Magistri P.;Guerrini G. P.;Ballarin R.;Assirati G.;Tarantino G.;Di Benedetto F.
2019

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Background. While laparoscopy is currently adopted for hepatic resections, robotic approaches to the liver have not gained wide acceptance. We decided to analyze the learning curve in the field of robotic liver surgery comparing short-term outcomes between the first and the second half of our series. Methods. We retrospectively reviewed demographics and clinical data of patients who underwent robotic liver resection at our institution from July 2014 through September 2017. 60 patients diagnosed with primary or secondary liver neoplasms or hydatid disease were included in this study. ASA PS >3, heart failure, respiratory insufficiency, and general contraindication to pneumoperitoneum were exclusion criteria. Results. 60 patients were included. We observed a statistically significant decrease in operative time (p<0.001), intraoperative blood loss (p=0.01), and postoperative complications (p<0.001) after 30 cases. From the interpretation of the CUSUM curve, the time of operation appears to be significantly reduced after the first 30 operations. Discussion. This is the first European analysis of the learning curve for robotic liver resection in an HPB and liver transplant referral center. However, more studies are needed to confirm such results outside a HPB referral center. This is crucial to develop formal credentialing protocols for both junior and senior surgeons.
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Improving Outcomes Defending Patient Safety: The Learning Journey in Robotic Liver Resections / Magistri, P.; Guerrini, G. P.; Ballarin, R.; Assirati, G.; Tarantino, G.; Di Benedetto, F.. - In: BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 2314-6133. - 2019:(2019), pp. 1-8. [10.1155/2019/1835085]
Magistri, P.; Guerrini, G. P.; Ballarin, R.; Assirati, G.; Tarantino, G.; Di Benedetto, F.
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