Comparison of Index Hospitalization Costs between Robotic CABG and Conventional CABG: Implications for Hybrid Coronary Revascularization

Galina Leyvi, Clyde B. Schechter, Sankalp Sehgal, Mark A. Greenberg, Max Snyder, Stephen J. Forest, Alec Mais, Nan Wang, Patrice Deleo, Joseph DeRose

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Objectives To compare the direct costs of the index hospitalization and 30-day morbidity and mortality incurred during robotic and conventional coronary artery bypass grafting at a single institution based on hospital clinical and financial records. Design Retrospective study, propensity-matched groups with one-to-one nearest neighbor matching. Setting University hospital, a tertiary care center. Participants Two thousand eighty-eight consecutive patients who underwent primary coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) from January 2007 to March 2012. Interventions One hundred forty-one matched pairs were created and analyzed. Measurements and Main Results Robotic CABG was associated with a decrease in operative time (5.61±1.1 v 6.6±1.15 hours, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-18
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016



  • CABG
  • coronary stent
  • healthcare costs
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • PCI
  • robotic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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