Category Archives: Reconstructive and Other Urologic Robotic Surgeries

Less common urologic robotic surgeries

Robotic versus open distal ureteral reconstruction and reimplantation for benign stricture disease.

Four neocystostomies, four psoas hitches, and two Boari flaps were performed in the RAUR group. Estimated blood loss 30.6 vs 327.5 mL, P=0.001 and length of hospital stay 2.4 vs 5.1 d, P=0.01 were significantly reduced in the robotic group. … Continue reading

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UroToday – Laparoscopic mesh herniorrhaphy: Impact on outcomes associated with radical retropubic prostatectomy

Source: Urotoday Eighteen patients with a prior LMH underwent RRP. Five of the 18 had bilateral LMH, with unilateral LMH in the remainder. Outcomes in this group were compared with 38 patients without prior LMH. There was no difference between … Continue reading

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Robotic Donor Nephrectomy for donating a kidney for transplant

UroToday – AUA 2007 – Experience with Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy This series demonstrates that robotic-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy can be performed safely with low complication rates and outcomes similar to standard laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy.

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Surgery for Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis

UroToday – Laparoscopic Versus Open Radical Nephrectomy for Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis: Contemporary Outcomes Analysis BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) – It was not until 9 years after the initial laparoscopic nephrectomy, that the first report on using this technique for xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) … Continue reading

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Are da Vinci Pyeloplasties "Experimental"

I recently had an encounter with United Healthcare that initially resulted in a denial of a request to treat one of their patients with UPJ stenosis (partial obstruction of the drainage leading from the kidney to the bladder) with a … Continue reading

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Port placement in robotic renal surgery from Henry Ford and Kuala Lumpur

A structured process for achieving optimal port placement for robotic transperitoneal renal surgery From the World Congress of Endourology Source: UroToday M.J. Fumo1, K.K. Badani , S. Kaul , A. Shrivastava , S. Dusik-Fenton , F. Ogunfitidimi , S. Murali … Continue reading

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