Ergonomics in Robotic Surgery


About this study

This study is designed to answer if an ergonomist can configure a daVinci robot console to improve surgeon discomfort. Adjustments to the robot console will be surgeon specific as they are tailored to their individual body type. Measurements will be taken at the time of console configuration.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Fellowship trained, specialty board certified gynecologic surgeon.
  • Robot used for hysterectomy until completion of vaginal cuff closure.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • -Any non-robotic method to perform hysterectomy (laparotomy, non-robotic laparoscopic, vaginal approach).

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

John Occhino, M.D., M.S.

Closed for enrollment

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