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Current Trend of Robotic Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeries in Korea: Analysis of Seven-Year National Data.

Kang CH, Bok JS, Lee NR, Kim YT, Lee SH, Lim C - Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2015)

Bottom Line: Centralization of robotic operation was significantly (p<0.0001) more common in cardiac surgery than in thoracic surgery.Trend analysis of robotic and cardiovascular operations demonstrated a gradual increase in the surgical volume in Korea.Meanwhile, centralization of surgical cases toward specific surgeons in specific hospitals was observed.

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Affiliation: Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital.

ABSTRACT

Background: Robotic surgery is an alternative to minimally invasive surgery. The aim of this study was to report on current trends in robotic thoracic and cardiovascular surgical techniques in Korea.

Methods: Data from the National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA) between January 2006 and June 2012 were used in this study, including a total of 932 cases of robotic surgeries reported to NECA. The annual trends in the case volume, indications for robotic surgery, and distribution by hospitals and surgeons were analyzed in this study.

Results: Of the 932 cases, 591 (63%) were thoracic operations and 340 (37%) were cardiac operations. The case number increased explosively in 2007 and 2008. However, the rate of increase regained a steady state after 2011. The main indications for robotic thoracic surgery were pulmonary disease (n=271, 46%), esophageal disease (n=199, 34%), and mediastinal disease (n=117, 20%). The main indications for robotic cardiac surgery were valvular heart disease (n=228, 67%), atrial septal defect (n=79, 23%), and cardiac myxoma (n=27, 8%). Robotic thoracic and cardiovascular surgeries were performed in 19 hospitals. Three large volume hospitals performed 94% of the case volume of robotic cardiac surgery and 74% of robotic thoracic surgery. Centralization of robotic operation was significantly (p<0.0001) more common in cardiac surgery than in thoracic surgery. A total of 39 surgeons performed robotic surgeries. However, only 27% of cardiac surgeons and 23% of thoracic surgeons performed more than 10 cases of robotic surgery.

Conclusion: Trend analysis of robotic and cardiovascular operations demonstrated a gradual increase in the surgical volume in Korea. Meanwhile, centralization of surgical cases toward specific surgeons in specific hospitals was observed.

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Mentions: The case volumes of robotic surgery in each hospital are shown in Fig. 2. Robotic operations were performed in 19 hospitals. Robotic thoracic operations were performed in 16 hospitals, and robotic cardiac operations were performed in 11 hospitals. The majority of the robotic operations (94% of cardiac operations and 74% of thoracic operations) were performed in three major hospitals. The degree of centralization of cardiac surgery was significantly (p<0.0001) higher than that of thoracic surgery. Eight hospitals (50%) performed more than 10 robotic thoracic operations. In comparison, only three hospitals (27%) performed more than 10 cases of robotic cardiac operations.


Current Trend of Robotic Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeries in Korea: Analysis of Seven-Year National Data.

Kang CH, Bok JS, Lee NR, Kim YT, Lee SH, Lim C - Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2015)

Robotic surgery case volumes according to hospitals.
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f2-kjtcv-48-311: Robotic surgery case volumes according to hospitals.
Mentions: The case volumes of robotic surgery in each hospital are shown in Fig. 2. Robotic operations were performed in 19 hospitals. Robotic thoracic operations were performed in 16 hospitals, and robotic cardiac operations were performed in 11 hospitals. The majority of the robotic operations (94% of cardiac operations and 74% of thoracic operations) were performed in three major hospitals. The degree of centralization of cardiac surgery was significantly (p<0.0001) higher than that of thoracic surgery. Eight hospitals (50%) performed more than 10 robotic thoracic operations. In comparison, only three hospitals (27%) performed more than 10 cases of robotic cardiac operations.

Bottom Line: Centralization of robotic operation was significantly (p<0.0001) more common in cardiac surgery than in thoracic surgery.Trend analysis of robotic and cardiovascular operations demonstrated a gradual increase in the surgical volume in Korea.Meanwhile, centralization of surgical cases toward specific surgeons in specific hospitals was observed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital.

ABSTRACT

Background: Robotic surgery is an alternative to minimally invasive surgery. The aim of this study was to report on current trends in robotic thoracic and cardiovascular surgical techniques in Korea.

Methods: Data from the National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA) between January 2006 and June 2012 were used in this study, including a total of 932 cases of robotic surgeries reported to NECA. The annual trends in the case volume, indications for robotic surgery, and distribution by hospitals and surgeons were analyzed in this study.

Results: Of the 932 cases, 591 (63%) were thoracic operations and 340 (37%) were cardiac operations. The case number increased explosively in 2007 and 2008. However, the rate of increase regained a steady state after 2011. The main indications for robotic thoracic surgery were pulmonary disease (n=271, 46%), esophageal disease (n=199, 34%), and mediastinal disease (n=117, 20%). The main indications for robotic cardiac surgery were valvular heart disease (n=228, 67%), atrial septal defect (n=79, 23%), and cardiac myxoma (n=27, 8%). Robotic thoracic and cardiovascular surgeries were performed in 19 hospitals. Three large volume hospitals performed 94% of the case volume of robotic cardiac surgery and 74% of robotic thoracic surgery. Centralization of robotic operation was significantly (p<0.0001) more common in cardiac surgery than in thoracic surgery. A total of 39 surgeons performed robotic surgeries. However, only 27% of cardiac surgeons and 23% of thoracic surgeons performed more than 10 cases of robotic surgery.

Conclusion: Trend analysis of robotic and cardiovascular operations demonstrated a gradual increase in the surgical volume in Korea. Meanwhile, centralization of surgical cases toward specific surgeons in specific hospitals was observed.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus