One-year outcomes for da Vinci single port robot for transoral robotic surgery

Kathryn M. Van Abel, Linda X. Yin, Daniel L. Price, Jeffery R. Janus, Jan L. Kasperbauer, Eric J. Moore

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Abstract

Background: The da Vinci single-port (SP) robot is a new instrument for transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in oropharyngeal cancers (OPSCCs). We describe one-year SP surgical outcomes and compare them to da Vinci Si outcomes. Methods: Retrospective cohort study at a high-volume TORS center. Consecutive patients undergoing TORS SP procedures from 10/2018 to 09/2019 were included. SP OPSCC outcomes were compared to a historical cohort of Si OPSCC patients. t tests were used to compare continuous variables; χ2 or Wilcoxon rank-sum tests were used to compare nonparametric categorical variables. Results: Seventy-eight patients underwent SP TORS. The bleed rate was 5.1%, mortality rate was 2.6%, and conversion rate was 0%. Compared to the Si cohort, OPSCC patients undergoing TORS SP procedures saw no significant differences in operative time or post-TORS bleeds (P >.05). Conclusions: The SP is a comparably safe surgical instrument. Overall learning curve for the SP was rapid among experienced TORS surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2077-2087
Number of pages11
JournalHead and Neck
Volume42
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

Keywords

  • HPV
  • TORS
  • oropharynx
  • single port
  • transoral robotic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Van Abel, K. M., Yin, L. X., Price, D. L., Janus, J. R., Kasperbauer, J. L., & Moore, E. J. (2020). One-year outcomes for da Vinci single port robot for transoral robotic surgery. Head and Neck, 42(8), 2077-2087. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.26143