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ACOG issues guidelines for robot-assisted gynecologic surgery

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Robot-assisted surgery has grown more than 25 percent annually, but committee recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) note there are no high-quality data on cost, patient outcomes, or safety to support its rapid adoption for gynecologic surgery. Well-designed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or "comparably rigorous non-randomized prospective trials" are needed to establish the benefits and risks of robot-assisted gynecologic surgery, the Committee on Gynecologic Practice for the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons said in an opinion published in the March issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. more

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