Obesity and perioperative pulmonary complications in robotic gynecologic surgery

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weiya Z WyshamWarner K Huh


Robotic gynecological surgery is feasible in obese patients, but there remain concerns about the safety of this approach because the positioning required for pelvic surgery can exacerbate obesity-related changes in respiratory physiology. The objective of our study was to evaluate pulmonary and all-cause complication rates in obese women undergoing robotic gynecological surgery and to assess variables that may be associated with complications. A retrospective chart review was performed on obese patients (body mass index of ≥30 kg/m(2)) who underwent robotic gynecological surgery at 2 academic institutions between 2006 and 2012. The primary outcome was pulmonary complications and the secondary outcome was all-cause complications. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to determine the associations between patient baseline variables, operative variables, ventilator parameters, and complications. Of 1032 patients, 146 patients (14%) had any complication, whereas only 33 patients (3%) had a pulmonary complication. Median body mass index was 37 kg/m(2). Only age was significantly associated with a higher risk of pulmonary complications (P = .01). Older age, higher estimated blood loss, and longer case len...Continue Reading


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