Background: The aim is to evaluate factors impacting operating time (OT) during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) with or without extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) for prostate cancer. Methods: Overall, 1289 patients underwent RARP from January 2013 to December 2021. ePLND was performed in 825 cases. Factors potentially associated with OT variations were assessed. Three low-volume (LVS) and two high-volume surgeons (HVS) performed the procedures. A linear regression model was computed to assess associations with OT variations. Results: When RARP was performed by HVS an OT decrease was observed independently by significant clinical (Body Mass Index [BMI]; prostate volume [PV]) and anatomical/perioperative features (prostate weight [PW]; intraoperative blood loss [BL]) both in clinical (change in OT: -42.979 minutes; 95% CI: -51.789; -34.169; P<0.0001) and anatomical/perioperative models (change in OT: -40.020 minutes; 95% CI: -48.494; -31.587; P<0.0001). A decreased OT was observed in clinical (change in OT: -27.656 minutes; 95% CI: -33.449; -21.864; P<0.0001) and anatomical/perioperative (change in OT: -24.935 minutes; 95% CI: -30.562; -19.308; P<0.0001) models also in case of RARP with ePLND performed by HVS, independently by BMI, PV, PSA as well as for PW, seminal vesicle invasion, positive surgical margins, and BL. Conclusions: In a tertiary academic referral center, OT decreased when RARP was performed by HVS, independently of adverse clinical and anatomical/perioperative factors. Available OT loads can be planned to optimize waiting lists, teaching tasks, operative costs, and surgeon's volume.

High-volume surgeons decrease operating time in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: results in 1229 patients

Porcaro, Antonio B
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Bianchi, Alberto;Gallina, Sebastian;Serafin, Emanuele;Vidiri, Stefano;Rizzetto, Riccardo;Ditonno, Francesco;Montanaro, Francesca;Baielli, Alberto;Artoni, Francesco;Marafioti Patuzzo, Giulia;Franceschini, Andrea;Brusa, Davide;Princiotta, Alessandro;Boldini, Michele;Brunelli, Matteo;DE Marco, Vincenzo;Migliorini, Filippo;Cerruto, Maria A;Antonelli, Alessandro
2024-01-01

Abstract

Background: The aim is to evaluate factors impacting operating time (OT) during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) with or without extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) for prostate cancer. Methods: Overall, 1289 patients underwent RARP from January 2013 to December 2021. ePLND was performed in 825 cases. Factors potentially associated with OT variations were assessed. Three low-volume (LVS) and two high-volume surgeons (HVS) performed the procedures. A linear regression model was computed to assess associations with OT variations. Results: When RARP was performed by HVS an OT decrease was observed independently by significant clinical (Body Mass Index [BMI]; prostate volume [PV]) and anatomical/perioperative features (prostate weight [PW]; intraoperative blood loss [BL]) both in clinical (change in OT: -42.979 minutes; 95% CI: -51.789; -34.169; P<0.0001) and anatomical/perioperative models (change in OT: -40.020 minutes; 95% CI: -48.494; -31.587; P<0.0001). A decreased OT was observed in clinical (change in OT: -27.656 minutes; 95% CI: -33.449; -21.864; P<0.0001) and anatomical/perioperative (change in OT: -24.935 minutes; 95% CI: -30.562; -19.308; P<0.0001) models also in case of RARP with ePLND performed by HVS, independently by BMI, PV, PSA as well as for PW, seminal vesicle invasion, positive surgical margins, and BL. Conclusions: In a tertiary academic referral center, OT decreased when RARP was performed by HVS, independently of adverse clinical and anatomical/perioperative factors. Available OT loads can be planned to optimize waiting lists, teaching tasks, operative costs, and surgeon's volume.
2024
Prostatic neoplasms; Robotic surgical procedures; Prostatectomy; Lymph node excision; High-volume hospitals
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