Category Archives: Kidney Cancer

Robotic Nephrectomy –conducted by Dr. Domenico Savatta – YouTube

This was the first live televised kidney surgery. I performed it at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in May of 2007. We telecasted it to Anaheim at the Intuitive Surgical display at the AUA national meeting.

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Nephron-Sparing Treatments Underused in CKD Patients – Renal and Urology News

Of particular concern, the researchers noted, is that patients with pre-existing chronic kidney disease (CKD) had a nearly twofold increased likelihood of undergoing RN than NSM compared with patients without CKD. Even though NSM use increased over the study period, … Continue reading

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Partial Nephrectomy Offers Better Renal Preservation, Survival – Renal and Urology News

The median follow-up for patients still alive at the last follow-up was 8.3 years. The estimated overall survival rates at 10 and 15 years were 69% and 53%, respectively, for RN compared with 80% and 74%, respectively, following PN. Compared … Continue reading

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Is the Complication Rate of Radical Cystectomy Predictive of the Complication Rate of Other Urological Procedures?

Source: UroToday A higher hospital radical cystectomy volume appears to lead to a lower risk of complications only after other common urological oncological procedures, namely radical prostatectomy and nephrectomy, but not after nononcological urology procedures. This abstract found that hospitals … Continue reading

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Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Study

Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery, Volume 2, Number 3 / September, 2008 Conclusions We report a large, multi-institutional series of RPN for renal tumors, confirming safety and feasibility reported in previous small, single-institution studies. Although we report the initial experience … Continue reading

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Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Versus Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma: Single-Surgeon Analysis of >100 Consecutive Procedures

Source: UroToday The mean total operative time (140 vs 156 minutes, P = .04), warm ischemia time (19 vs 25 minutes, P = .03), and length of stay (2.5 vs 2.9 days, P = .03) were significantly shorter for RPN … Continue reading

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