Aim: This article aimed to study the role of robotic surgery in gynecologic oncology in India over the past decade.
Background: Different randomized and observational, retrospective and prospective studies that met the eligibility criteria were included. Various parameters were compared between robotic and laparoscopic surgeries. The different parameters evaluated in the studies were operative time, estimated blood loss, hospital stay, complications, conversion rates, so on and so forth. Nodal yield, vaginal margin and paracervical clearance were studied in a few of them. PubMed was the main search engine utilized for searching the study data.
Review results: After careful analysis of the data, it was noted that the complication rate, blood loss, and postsurgery hospitalization were significantly lower with robotics, whereas some inconsistencies were noted regarding the operating time.
Conclusion: India is notably at the brink of a revolution. The need of the hour is to make this new surgically innovative technology accessible to all—to the surgeons as well as the patients.
Clinical significance: Critical analysis of robotic surgeries in gynecology in Indian setting has been done. This would help in planning adoption and training of this upcoming domain.
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