Background While conventional laparoscopic repair for giant hiatal hernias is considered difficult, robotic technology is likely to result in an improved postoperative course. Methods We prospectively analysed patients with giant hiatal hernias who underwent robotic repair during a 3 year period. Preoperative data, operative variables, complications, clinical outcomes and anatomical recurrence after 1 year were evaluated. Results Six patients with giant hiatal hernias underwent robotic repair using the Da Vinci surgical system. The mean operative time was 182 min. The mean hospital stay was 6 days. No patients required reoperation for disease recurrence, and all claimed the absence of postoperative symptoms. Conclusions Robotic approaches can minimize surgical trauma in patients with giant hiatal hernias and result in favourable outcomes in terms of anatomical recurrence and quality of life. With the availability of the da Vinci System, all patients with giant hiatal hernias can be offered a minimally invasive surgical option.

Robotic giant hiatal hernia repair: 3 year prospective evaluation and review of the literature

MORELLI, LUCA;GUADAGNI, SIMONE;MARINIELLO, MARIA DONATELLA;PISANO, ROBERTA;D'ISIDORO, CRISTIANO;BELLUOMINI, MARIO ANTONIO;MOSCA, FRANCO
2015

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Background While conventional laparoscopic repair for giant hiatal hernias is considered difficult, robotic technology is likely to result in an improved postoperative course. Methods We prospectively analysed patients with giant hiatal hernias who underwent robotic repair during a 3 year period. Preoperative data, operative variables, complications, clinical outcomes and anatomical recurrence after 1 year were evaluated. Results Six patients with giant hiatal hernias underwent robotic repair using the Da Vinci surgical system. The mean operative time was 182 min. The mean hospital stay was 6 days. No patients required reoperation for disease recurrence, and all claimed the absence of postoperative symptoms. Conclusions Robotic approaches can minimize surgical trauma in patients with giant hiatal hernias and result in favourable outcomes in terms of anatomical recurrence and quality of life. With the availability of the da Vinci System, all patients with giant hiatal hernias can be offered a minimally invasive surgical option.
Morelli, Luca; Guadagni, Simone; Mariniello, MARIA DONATELLA; Pisano, Roberta; D'Isidoro, Cristiano; Belluomini, MARIO ANTONIO; Caprili, Giovanni; Candio, Giulio D. i.; Mosca, Franco
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