Closed loop small bowel obstruction post robotic hysterectomy: a case report

Document Type : Letter to the Editor


1 Hopital Saint George, Ashrafieh, Beirut

2 Department of Visceral Surgery, Sud Francilien Hospital, University Paris Sud XI, 91000 Evry, France

3 Saint George Hospital

4 Department of General Surgery Saint George Hospital University Medical Center University of Balamand


Robotic surgery has gone beyond the investigational stage and is now currently being used as the minimally invasive surgery of choice in different disciplines mainly gynecological surgery, urologic surgery and some colorectal surgery procedures. knowing that robotic devices are being continuously evolved and studied, it is expected to be widely disseminated as they become less and less expensive. As robotic surgery grows and disseminate, it is important to keep track of the true incidence of complications, being it related to the system itself or being it related to the known traditional postoperative complication that usually occur after traditional surgery or other minimally invasive modalities. Hence, transparency in reporting such complications is of utmost importance to ensure continued safe innovation and in addition informing patients seeking surgical care about these possible complications. Herein, we report a case of closed loop small bowel obstruction 1 year post robotic hysterectomy done for benign disease.