Use of 3-D HD auxiliary monitor by bedside assistant results in shorter console-time and ischemia-time in robot assisted laparoscopic partial tumor-nephrectomy
Recently, we have shown that connecting live three-dimensional (3D) monitors to all three available Da Vinci® robot (Intuitive) generations improved the impression of shared perception for the whole surgical team. Standardized dry lab experiments revealed that delicate teamwork was faster (up to 40%) when using the 3D monitor . We now studied whether introduction of 3D auxiliary monitor for the assistants at the operating table indeed had a positive impact for robot-assisted laparoscopic partial tumor-nephrectomies (RAL-PN). In order to exclude possible learning curve effects, we examined the data of 26 procedures of 1 experienced surgeon and team members where in every case the same standardized surgical procedure was performed.
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Proceedings of the EAU Robotic Urology Section, ERUS 2014, 17-19 September 2014, Amsterdam, The netherlands