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Largest Experience of FDA-Approved Single Port Procedures in Northeast Demonstrates Robotic Surgical Excellence

Team of Robotic Surgery Experts Validates Data with Multiport Robotic Surgery Control Trials

Single Port Procedures

Not only has Hackensack University Medical Center’s Department of Urology completed the largest experience of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved single port robotic surgical procedures in the northeastern United States, but we have also validated our data — which is the result of three years of single port surgical experience from 2018-2021 — with several case match control trials comparing single port robotic surgery outcomes to multiport robotic outcomes.

Results have been encouraging and suggest a decrease in length-of-stay and pain medication requirements. Key advantages to single port surgery include the ability to access difficult- to-reach areas of the body with minimal trauma to surrounding tissues, allowing a potential reduced risk of complications, shorter recovery time, and overall improved outcomes and cosmetic results for the patient.

“Single port surgery is allowing patients to go home the same day after a prostatectomy procedure — which means patients can avoid a hospital stay, recover at home, and sleep in their own bed,” said Mutahar Ahmed, M.D., director, Urologic Bladder Cancer Program at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Single Port Abstracts Accepted for AUA

Hackensack University Medical Center Department of Urology had six single port robot-assisted surgery abstracts accepted for publication at the AUA’s 2021 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Of the six abstracts, two were recognized as exceptional and slated for podium presentations at the conference.

Peer-Reviewed Papers – Accepted or Submitted

In 2021, the team had four papers accepted or submitted to peer-reviewed publications, including:

  • Single-Port Robotic Radical Cystectomy with Intracorporeal Bowel Diversion: Initial Experience and Review of Surgical Outcomes (Accepted at the Journal of Endourology).
  • Single Port vs. Multiport Robotic Pyeloplasty: Propensity-Score Matched Analysis of Perioperative and Follow-Up Outcomes (Accepted at Urology).
  • Single Port versus Multiport Partial Nephrectomy: A Propensity-Score Matched Comparison of Perioperative and Short-Term Outcomes (Submitted to Urology).
  • Propensity-Score Matched Analysis Between Extraperitoneal Single Port and Intraperitoneal Multiport Radical Prostatectomy: A Single-Institutional Experience (Submitted to European Urology).

Learn more about our urology advancements at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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