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skilled team can dock a robot in 2 to 3 minutes, and an experienced surgeon should be able to do the surgery in 20 minutes. Overall, a robotic inguinal hernia repair shouldn't take more than a half hour, says Dr. Ross. The key word here is should. When you're starting out, there will always be inefficiencies and ways you can improve turnover time. The way to do it? "Break down the procedure step by step," says Dr. Ross. "Record how long it takes to get to the room, the time it takes to intubate the patient, and the time it takes to dock the robot, perform the surgery and close. When you break it down this way, you'll find ways to improve turnover." OSM 6 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 9

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