Bowel-Prep Before Robotic Surgery

Sigmoid colon in the way of surgery

Recently I started recommending a saline enema the night before and the day of robotic surgery. I have not done that for the past several years and I don’t consider … Read more

Biostatistics for Busy Doctors: The Basics

Clinicians need a basic understanding of biostatistical variables and the tests used to compare them. Following are the 20% of statistical terms mentioned in 80% of the journal articles.   … Read more

Laxatives the day before robotic surgery

Recently I performed a robotic ureteroureterostomy on a 7-month-old girl with a left ectopic ureter. Her left colon was very dilated with mostly gas and some hard stool proximally. The … Read more