Use of the Xi robotic platform for total abdominal colectomy: A step forward in minimally invasive colorectal surgery Journal Article


Authors: Jimenez-Rodriguez, R. M.; Quezada-Diaz, F.; Tchack, M.; Pappou, E.; Wei, I. H.; Smith, J. J.; Nash, G. M.; Guillem, J. G.; Paty, P. B.; Weiser, M. R.; Garcia-Aguilar, J.
Article Title: Use of the Xi robotic platform for total abdominal colectomy: A step forward in minimally invasive colorectal surgery
Abstract: BACKGROUND: The use of the da Vinci robotic platform for total colectomy has been limited by the need to reposition the patient-side surgical cart from one side of the patient to the other, which increases operative time. In this study, we examined the feasibility of robotic total colectomy using the da Vinci Xi model, which offers a rotating boom-mounted system and laser-targeted trocar positioning. METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 23 patients who underwent minimally invasive total colectomy for cancer or polyposis syndromes at a comprehensive cancer center between 2015 and 2017. Of the 23 colectomies, 15 were robotic and eight were laparoscopic. For the robotic colectomies, trocars were placed in the supraumbilical region and all four quadrants. The da Vinci Xi robot was placed between the patient's legs, and the boom was rotated from left to right and then to the middle in order to work sequentially on the right colon, the left colon, and the pelvis. Operating time and short-term outcomes were compared between the patients who underwent robotic surgery and the patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery. RESULTS: The two groups of patients were comparable in age, gender, BMI, physical status, and disease types. In the robotic group, median length of stay (4 vs. 6 days, p = 0.047) was significantly shorter and median operative time (243 vs. 263 min, p = 0.97) and median estimated blood loss (50 vs. 100 ml; p = 0.08) were similar between the groups. CONCLUSIONS: With the da Vinci Xi boom-mounted system, total abdominal colectomy can be performed without the need to move the patient-side surgical cart and is associated with shorter length of stay and similar operative time compared to the laparoscopic approach.
Keywords: colorectal cancer; robotic surgery; total colectomy
Journal Title: Surgical Endoscopy
Volume: 33
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0930-2794
Publisher: Springer  
Date Published: 2019-03-01
Start Page: 966
End Page: 971
Language: English
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-018-6529-x
PUBMED: 30350106
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC6377813
DOI/URL:
Notes: Article -- Export Date: 1 March 2019 -- Source: Scopus
Altmetric Score
MSK Authors
  1. Philip B Paty
    372 Paty
  2. Jose Guillem
    371 Guillem
  3. Martin R Weiser
    344 Weiser
  4. Garrett Nash
    135 Nash
  5. Jesse Joshua Smith
    48 Smith
  6. Emmanouil Pappou
    6 Pappou
  7. Iris Hsin - chu Wei
    7 Wei
  8. Madeline S Tchack
    1 Tchack