Outcomes of robotic surgery in morbidly obese patients with endometrial cancer: a retrospective study


Oncology and Hematology

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Journal of Robotic Surgery


With advances in minimal invasive surgery, robotic surgery has become the widespread approach for surgical staging of endometrial cancer in the obese population. This study aimed to evaluate safety and surgical outcomes of robotic surgery in the morbidly obese and extremely morbidly obese patients with endometrial cancer. Retrospective cohort study. A total of 391 obese women undergoing robotic-assisted surgical staging were identified and included in the study. Surgical outcomes for obese patients (BMI > 30 kg/m2) who underwent surgical staging between 2011 and 2019 were retrospectively collected. Preoperative characteristics, perioperative outcomes and postoperative complications were analyzed among the categories of obesity (BMI ≥ 30-34.9 kg/m2, ≥ 35-39.9 kg/m2, ≥ 40-49.9 kg/m2) including the extremely morbid obese (BMI > 50 kg/m2). Comparative analysis revealed a higher percentage of postoperative complications with increasing BMI, although the results were not statistically significant. Postoperative complications are observed at higher rates among women with increasing BMI.


DOI: 10.1007/s11701-021-01277-6

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