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Volume 40, Issue 12
Publication date: June 1, 2015
Expiration date: June 1, 2018

Appropriate Clinical Use of Robotic Technology in Gynecology
Rosanne M. Kho, MD (Moderator)
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Head, Section of Urogynecology; Co-program Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellowship Program, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

Arnold P. Advincula, MD
Levine Family Professor and Vice-Chair of Women’s Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Chief of Gynecology, Sloane Hospital for Women, Columbia University Medical Center / NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

Barbara S. Levy, MD
Vice President for Health Policy, Division of Advocacy, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, D.C.

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Articulate current evidence on the use of robotics in gynecologic surgery compared to other approaches.
2. Identify areas in gynecology where robotics is currently used and may be of benefit.
3. State specific operating room (OR) factors needed for a successful and cost-efficient robotics practice.
4. Identify contributing factors that increase the risk of complications associated with robotics in gynecologic surgery.
5. Articulate unique complications associated with prolonged operative time and steep Trendelenburg position.


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