Michael S. Lasser

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OBJECTIVES To analyze and classified our single-institution experience with the perioperative complications associated with robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP). METHODS A total of 239 patients with a mean age of 60.6 years were evaluated (January 2007 to June 2008). Data were collected through an institutional review board-approved(More)
INTRODUCTION Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (RALPN) and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) have become standard for the surgical management of small renal masses (SRMs). However, no studies have evaluated the short-term outcomes or cost of RALPN as compared with hand-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (HALPN) in a standardized(More)
Open radical cystectomy (ORC) remains the gold standard for treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer and certain cases of high-risk noninvasive bladder cancer. However, ORC is associated with significant morbidity, and there is promise of improved outcomes with the emergence of minimally invasive surgery. Because of the increased adoption of robotic(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the incidence, identification and management of common intraoperative complications, including vascular, urological, bowel and visceral complications, of laparoscopic urological surgery. METHODS We searched the databases of PubMed and Medline for relevant English language reports, using the keywords 'laparoscopy', 'urologic' and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Incidental detection of small renal masses has significantly increased over the last two decades with the advent of cross-sectional imaging. The shift in stage has been met with a shift in treatment modality because the preservation of renal parenchyma can prevent adverse outcomes. Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy(More)
PURPOSE To define the relationship between renal parenchyma thickness (RPT) on computed tomography and renal function on nuclear renography in chronically obstructed renal units (ORUs) and to define a minimal thickness ratio associated with adequate function. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight consecutive patients undergoing both nuclear renography and CT(More)
We describe the case of a 50-year-old male with achondroplastic dwarfism who presents with a renal mass in his left kidney concerning for renal cell carcinoma. The patient successfully underwent a robotic partial nephrectomy, which revealed a T1a renal cell carcinoma. The tumor was excised successfully without any intraoperative complications demonstrating(More)
Purpose: To define the relationship between renal parenchyma thickness (RPT) on computed tomography and renal function on nuclear renography in chronically obstructed renal units (ORUs) and to define a minimal thickness ratio associated with adequate function. Materials and Methods: Twenty-eight consecutive patients undergoing both nuclear renography and CT(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to analyze recent nationwide trends in the use of and outcomes after antireflux surgery for children. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study of children (age: <18 years) undergoing antireflux surgery by using data from 1996 to 2003 from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Census data were used to calculate(More)
CONTEXT Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (RALRP) requires significant preoperative setup time for the room, staff, and surgical platform. The utilization of a dedicated robotics operating room (OR) staff may facilitate efficiency and decrease costs. AIMS We sought to determine the degree to which preoperative time decreased as experience(More)