The new robotic TELELAP ALF-X in gynecological surgery: single-center experience

Francesco Fanfani, Giorgia Monterossi, Anna Fagotti, Cristiano Rossitto, Salvatore Gueli Alletti, Barbara Costantini, Valerio Gallotta, Luigi Selvaggi, Stefano Restaino, Giovanni Scambia

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Background: To evaluate the safety and feasibility of the new robotic TELELAP ALF-X platform in a heterogeneous series of gynecological procedures. Methods: Between September 2013 and May 2014, 146 patients were enrolled in this Phase II study trial. Patients with presumed benign or borderline adnexal disease, and benign and early stage malignant uterine disease were prospectively included. Results: Median age was 52 years (range 19–79 years), and median BMI was 23.7 (range 17.3–34.0 kg/m2). Sixty-two patients (32.5 %) underwent mono/bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy or cyst removal (Group A), four patients (2.7 %) myomectomy (Group B), 46 patients (31.5 %) total hysterectomy (Group C), and 34 (23.3 %) endometrial cancer staging (Group D). Median docking time was 7 min (range 3–36). Median OT was 35 min (range 17–145) in the Group A, 40 min (range 10–50) in the Group B, 133 min (range 58–320) in the Group C, and 160 min (range 69–290) in the Group D. Reduction in OT over the study period for hysterectomy (p 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-221
Number of pages7
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Gynecology
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Robotic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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