Robot-assisted cholecystectomy is a safe but costly approach: A national database review

Bhavani Pokala, Laura Flores, Priscila R. Armijo, Vishal Kothari, Dmitry Oleynikov

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The Vizient database was queried for patients admitted with mild to moderate severity of illness scores who subsequently underwent laparoscopic or robotic cholecystectomy for biliary disease. Robotic approach was associated with a significantly higher direct cost and slightly increased rates of overall complications and postoperative infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1213-1218
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2019



  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cost
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Opiate use
  • Outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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