Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute Outcomes
2008 – 2019
The robot-assisted endocrine surgery program was started at Cleveland Clinic in 2008. From August 2008 through December 2019, 285 robot-assisted adrenalectomies were performed which resulted in low blood loss (17 mL on average) and short length of stay (fewer than 1.4 days on average). Only 7 robot-assisted procedures needed to be converted to an open approach (2.46%).
Robot-assisted Adrenalectomy Patient Information and Outcomes
N = 285
|Age, years, mean||51.5||53.2||52.0|
|Operative time, minutes, mean||156||139||150|
|Estimated blood loss, mL, mean||18.2||13.5||16.7|
|Length of stay, days, mean||1.50||1.06||1.36|
|30-day complications, N|
BMI = Body Mass Index, kg/m². Below 25 is considered normal weight.