• Robotic-assisted kidney transplantation seen as safe for patients with obesity

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Researchers of a published study found patients with obesity who underwent robotic-assisted kidney transplantation had comparable patient and graft survival to those without obesity who underwent open transplant during the same time period. The rate of surgical complications was also low.
    “Clinically, patients have shorter hospital stays, minimal postoperative pain, fewer wound infections and better cosmesis ,” Ivo G. Tzvetanov, MD, of the division of transplantation in the department of surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and
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