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Introduction of Pediatric Robot-Assisted Pyeloplasty in A Low-Volume Centre

Department of Pediatric Surgery, New Children’s Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital, Stenbäckinkatu 9, 00029 HUS Helsinki, Finland
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Clin. Pract. 2021, 11(1), 143-150; https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11010020
Received: 7 December 2020 / Revised: 24 January 2021 / Accepted: 8 February 2021 / Published: 1 March 2021
(1) Background: This study investigated the introduction of pediatric robot-assisted pyeloplasty in a low-volume centre with reference to open pyeloplasty with regards to operative times, length of stay (LOS) and outcomes and cost analysis. (2) Methods: Data from 10 consecutive robot-assisted pyeloplasties was compared retrospectively to an age and weight matched cohort of open pyeloplasties operated on during two previous years. Operative times were analyzed in conjunction with LOS, outcomes and cost-analysis from patient records. (3) Results: Operative times remain longer in robot-assisted pyeloplasties (168 (IQR 68) vs. 141 (IQR 51) min), but patients are discharged from the hospital earlier and may return to daily activities earlier. In our hospital, the difference in LOS levels to some degree the cost difference between operations. (4) Conclusions: Robot-assisted pyeloplasty can be safely and economically introduced and maintained in a low-volume centre. View Full-Text
Keywords: robot-assisted; pediatric pyeloplasty; cost analysis; minimally invasive; surgical training robot-assisted; pediatric pyeloplasty; cost analysis; minimally invasive; surgical training
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Pakkasjärvi, N.; Taskinen, S. Introduction of Pediatric Robot-Assisted Pyeloplasty in A Low-Volume Centre. Clin. Pract. 2021, 11, 143-150. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11010020

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Pakkasjärvi N, Taskinen S. Introduction of Pediatric Robot-Assisted Pyeloplasty in A Low-Volume Centre. Clinics and Practice. 2021; 11(1):143-150. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11010020

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Pakkasjärvi, Niklas; Taskinen, Seppo. 2021. "Introduction of Pediatric Robot-Assisted Pyeloplasty in A Low-Volume Centre" Clin. Pract. 11, no. 1: 143-150. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11010020

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