Dallas UtErus Transplant Study: Early Outcomes and Complications of Robot-assisted Hysterectomy for Living Uterus Donors.
Liza Johannesson, E Colin Koon, Johanna Bayer, Gregory J McKenna, Anji Wall, Hoylan Fernandez, Eric J Martinez, Amar Gupta, Richard Ruiz, Nicholas Onaca, Giuliano Testa
Transplantation | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Uterus transplantation is a treatment for absolute uterine infertility and can be performed with living and deceased donors. Given the safety and increased utilization of robotic assistance with other gynecologic and transplant donor operations, we adopted a robot-assisted approach to donor hysterectomy. This study compared early outcomes and morbidity of the robot-assisted approach to donor hysterectomy with the traditionally performed open approach and addressed whether the robot-assisted approach is safe and offers advantages for the donor. METHODS: Our institution has performed 18 living donor hysterectomies for uterus transplantation. This retrospective review compared the l..View full abstract