Bladder Robotics Eligibility ASA Score

ASA Score

Medical History

Medical history is important when considering surgery. One of the ways doctors evaluate medical history is called the ASA score. This is an overall estimation of a person’s physical health, based in part on whether or not there is systemic disease (problems with one of the body’s main systems). ASA scores are given in Roman numerals:

  • ASA I: a normal, healthy patient
  • ASA II: a patient with mild systemic disease, such as someone with well-controlled high blood pressure
  • ASA III: someone with severe systemic disease that interferes with their normal functioning
  • ASA IV: someone whose disease puts them at constant risk: for example, a person with a combination of serious illnesses

Among the patients from Roswell Park who have had robot-assisted radical cystectomy most were ASA II (86%).

A patient’s prior surgical history is also taken into regard when applying for robot-assisted surgery.

 

# of Patients

% of Patients

Prior Abdominal Surgery

86

55%

Prior Systemic Chemotherapy

13

8%

Hydronephrosis

28

18%