Acta Med. 2019, 62: 147-149

Robotic Management of Endometriosis: Discussion of Use, Criteria and Advantages: a Review of the Literature

Ioannis D. Gkegkesa, Christos Iavazzob, George Iatrakisc, Paraskevi-Evangelia Iavazzod, Fani Pechlivanic, Evangelia Antoniouc, Konstadia Bakalianoue

aDepartment of Surgery, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter, UK
bDepartment of Gynaecological Oncology, The Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK
cDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Athens, Greece
dDepartment of Paediatrics, General Hospital of Rethymno, Rethymno, Greece
eDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Hospital “Agia Olga”, Athens, Greece

Received July 4, 2019
Accepted November 17, 2019

Endometriosis is a very common benign condition affecting fertility and quality of life. Different methods, either definitive or fertility sparing are used for its management by using open, laparoscopic, and robotic techniques. This is a literature review presenting the role and the advantages of robotic surgery in endometriosis. Such a management is effective, safe, and feasible in hands of well-trained multidisciplinary teams even for severe cases of endometriosis.


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