Submitted for Publication: March 26, 2011; final revision received March 11, 2012; accepted April 19, 2012.
Author Contributions: Dr Montone had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Weinstein, Quon, Chalian, and O’Malley. Acquisition of data: Weinstein, Quon, Newman, Chalian, Livolsi, Montone, and O’Malley. Analysis and interpretation of data: Weinstein, Quon, Chalian, Malloy, Lin, Desai, Montone, Cohen, and O’Malley. Drafting of the manuscript: Weinstein, Newman, Montone, and O’Malley. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Weinstein, Quon, Chalian, Malloy, Lin, Desai, Livolsi, Montone, Cohen, and O’Malley. Statistical analysis: O’Malley. Obtained funding: O’Malley. Administrative, technical, and material support: Weinstein, Quon, Chalian, Malloy, Desai, Montone, and O’Malley. Study supervision: Malloy and O’Malley.
Financial Disclosure: Drs Weinstein and O’Malley served as training consultants for training for Intuitive Surgical Inc until November, 2011. Dr Quon received 1-time reimbursement for travel expenses from Intuitive Surgical Inc. Dr Newman received proctoring honoraria from Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Online-Only Material: The Video is available here .
Previous Presentation: This research was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Head and Neck Society; April 27, 2011; Chicago, Illinois.