Accepted for Publication: May 21, 2012.
Published Online: August 20, 2012. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1870
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Broome. Acquisition of data: Broome and Pomeroy. Analysis and interpretation of data: Broome and Solorzano. Drafting of the manuscript: Broome. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Broome, Pomeroy, and Solorzano. Statistical analysis: Broome. Administrative, technical, and material support: Pomeroy.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented as an abstract at the Seventh Annual Academic Surgical Congress; February 16, 2012; Las Vegas, Nevada.
Additional Contributions: Nancye Feistritzer, RN, MSN, and Anne Ussery, BA, CPA, assisted in providing cost data, explaining our institution's cost structures, and compiling information about the number of robotic cases performed.