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BACKGROUND Robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) has evolved over the last few years to become an acceptable alternative option to open radical cystectomy. Most series of RARC used an open approach to urinary diversion. Even though robot-assisted intracorporeal urinary diversion (RICUD) is the natural extension of RARC, few centers have reported their(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the overall cost effectiveness of surgical skills training on Robotic Surgical Simulator (RoSS). METHODS This study evaluates the cost analysis of utilizing RoSS for robot-assisted surgical training, at Roswell Park Center for Robotic Surgery. Trainees were queried for time spent on the RoSS console over a period of 1 year, starting(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQL) using validated bladder-specific Bladder Cancer Index (BCI) and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Body Image scale (BIS) between open radical cystectomy (ORC) and robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC). METHODS This was a retrospective case series of all patients who(More)
OBJECTIVE To externally validate currently available bladder cancer nomograms for prediction of all-cause survival (ACS), cancer-specific survival (CSS), other-cause mortality (OCM) and progression-free survival (PFS). PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database of 282 patients who underwent robot-assisted radical(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze trends in perioperative chemotherapy and optimize use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for bladder cancer. METHODS From 2005-2012, 284 consecutive patients underwent robot-assisted radical cystectomy at our facility. Patients with disease ≥ T2 and nodal involvement and positive surgical margins were reviewed and considered candidates for(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the outcomes and predictors of readmission after robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) during early (30-day) and late (31-90-day) postoperative periods. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated our prospectively maintained RARC quality assurance database of 272 consecutive patients operated between 2005 and 2012. We evaluated the(More)
INTRODUCTION Robot-assisted surgery (RAS) has been integrated into the surgical armamentarium and generated wide-spread interest among practicing, non-robotic surgeons (NRS). While methods for training novice non-robotic surgeons have emerged, the effectiveness of these training programs has endured minimal scrutiny. This study aims to establish(More)
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