Same-day dismissal for endometrial cancer robotic surgery: feasibility factors

Andrea Giannini, Javier F. Magrina, Paul M. Magtibay, Kristina A. Butler

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The aim of this study was to investigate the factors in feasibility and safety of same-day dismissal (SDD) of endometrial cancer patients undergoing robotic hysterectomy and staging. A single-institution retrospective chart review of endometrial cancer patients who underwent robotic hysterectomy and staging between 2012 and 2021 was performed. Patient demographics, medical and surgical history, intra- and postoperative events were examined as possible factors related to non-SDD. These factors were analyzed using univariate (chi-square test) and multivariate logistic regression analysis. Of the 292 patients, 117 (40%) had SDD, and 175 (60%) had non-SDD. The SDD rate increased from 13.8% to 88% over the 10-year study period. The factors significantly associated with non-SDD (p < 0.05) were surgery in the first 5 years after the introduction of the SDD and ERAS protocols (2012–2016), age > 75 years, and comorbidities such as cardiovascular diseases, anemia (Hb < 11 g/dl), and anticoagulant therapy. Extensive adhesiolysis, the performance of complete pelvic and/or aortic lymphadenectomy, operating time > 180 min, and PACU discharge after 2:00 p.m. were significant factors for non-SDD. Sentinel lymph node sampling was significantly associated with SDD (OR 0.050; CI 0.273–0.934, p = 0.029). We reported no significant difference in the number, setting and timing of any unscheduled postoperative contacts, complications, and readmissions between SDD and non-SDD groups. SDD after robotic hysterectomy and staging for endometrial cancer is feasible and safe. There are patient and surgery factors for the failure of SDD. The sentinel lymph node sampling was significantly associated with achieving SDD. Trial registration: Institutional Review Board approved the study protocol (#: 1764–05).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-755
Number of pages13
JournalUpdates in Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2023


  • ERAS protocol
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Limp node sentinel technique
  • Robotic hysterectomy
  • Same-day dismissal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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