Table 2

Surgical outcomes of robotic-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy

CharacteristicsMedian (range)
Splenectomy operative time (min)*159 (112–214)
Estimated blood loss (mL)100 (0–600)
Post-operative decrease in hemoglobin (g/dL)1.0 (−0.1 to 2.3)
Tumor size, cm (greatest diameter)3.1 (1.5–6.5)
Hospital length-of-stay (days)2 (1–4)
  • *Three cases involved separate procedures performed by other surgeons (robotic cholecystectomy, combined robotic and open ventral herniorrhaphy, and robotic sigmoid colectomy with anastomosis). Splenectomy times included port placements and closures, lysis of adhesions, and associated oncologic procedures described in the text.