Explore the latest in minimally invasive surgery from The JAMA Network, including recent advances in applications, indications, technologies, and devices.
This population-based study assesses patient and health system factors that are associated with the outcomes and costs after laparoscopic cholecystectomy among Canadian children.
This cohort study uses Israeli electronic health record data to compare mortality of obese adult patients who underwent bariatric surgery (laparoscopic banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy) vs obese adults receiving nonsurgical usual care management.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy vs laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on 5-year excess weight loss in patients with morbid obesity.
This multicenter longitudinal study examines long-term weight change and health status following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of robotic-assisted vs conventional laparoscopic surgery on the risk of conversion to open laparotomy among patients undergoing resection for rectal cancer.
This cohort study uses commercially available health care improvement database data to compare trends in the use, outcomes, and costs of robotic-assisted vs laparoscopic nephrectomy in the United States between 2003 and 2015.
This study assesses learning curves for 3 oncologic transoral robotic surgery specialists and assesses the number of cases needed to identify the learning phase.
This cross-sectional analysis investigates the association of transoral robotic surgery with short- and long-term outcomes and costs in surgically treated patients with oropharyngeal cancer.
This study aims to determine whether there is a minimum number of minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy cases performed by a hospital that is associated with a reduced likelihood of postoperative complications.
This study examines the effectiveness of robotic pancreatoduodenectomy vs open pancreatoduodenectomy for clinically relevant pancreatic fistula occurrence and other major postoperative outcomes.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effects on disease-free survival of total laparoscopic vs abdominal hysterectomy among women with stage I endometrial cancer treated at tertiary gynecological cancer centers in Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.
This case series analyzes the role of transoral robotic surgery in facilitating the identification of a primary tumor site for patients presenting with squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary.
A healthy 43-year-old woman presented with weight loss, heartburn, and progressively worsening dysphagia to solid food. Intriguingly, the heartburn was most severe while she was sitting up but lying supine relieved the symptoms. What is your diagnosis?
This study analyzes the effectiveness and safety of endobronchial valves in a high-risk veteran population with a history of smoking.