Ashwin Sridhar

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Robotic prostatectomy is a common surgical treatment for men with prostate cancer, with some studies estimating that 80% of prostatectomies now performed in the USA are done so robotically. Despite the technical advantages offered by robotic systems, functional and oncological outcomes of prostatectomy can still be improved further. Alternative minimally(More)
INTRODUCTION Recovery of baseline erectile function (EF) after robotic radical prostatectomy in men with high-risk prostate cancer is under-reported. Published studies have selectively reported on low-risk disease using non-validated and poorly defined thresholds for EF recovery. AIM To assess return to baseline EF in men after robotic radical(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a robot-assisted intracorporeal pyramid neobladder reconstruction technique and report operative and perioperative metrics, postoperative upper tract imaging, neobladder functional outcomes, and oncological outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 20 patients (19 male and one female) with a mean (sd; range) age of 57.2 (12.4;(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing radical cystectomy have associated comorbidities resulting in reduced cardiorespiratory fitness. Preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) measures including anaerobic threshold (AT) can predict major adverse events (MAE) and hospital length of stay (LOS) for patients undergoing open and robotic cystectomy with(More)
The range of urological procedures performed with robotic assistance has widened with increasing experience with the da Vinci robotic system. We describe the use of the da Vinci SI Surgical System for excision of a seminal vesicle cyst in a patient who had associated ipsilateral renal agenesis (Zinner's syndrome). The robotic platform afforded a minimally(More)
OBJECTIVES To report and compare early oncological outcomes and cancer recurrence sites among patients undergoing open radical cystectomy (ORC) and robotic-assisted radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion (iRARC). METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 184 patients underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. ORC cases (n = 94) were(More)
Robotic-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) represents an evolution of open radical cystectomy (ORC) with the aim of reducing patient morbidity and improving return to normal function, whilst maintaining oncological equivalence. RARC is gaining popularity, especially in high-volume centres, although there remains a lack of level 1 evidence to demonstrate any(More)
This article describes apparatus to aid histological validation of magnetic resonance imaging studies of the human prostate. The apparatus includes a 3D-printed patient-specific mold that facilitates aligned in vivo and ex vivo imaging, in situ tissue fixation, and tissue sectioning with minimal organ deformation. The mold and a dedicated container include(More)