Sailaja Pisipati

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In 50% of involuntarily childless couples a male infertility associated factor is found together with abnormal semen parameters. Surgical management of male infertility has advanced significantly over the last decade. This improvement in operative intervention is due in part to advancements in assisted reproductive technologies and associated new sperm(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency in children. However, management varies widely. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of introducing a care pathway on the management of childhood appendicitis. METHODS Data were collected prospectively for 3 successive cohorts: All patients operated for suspected appendicitis(More)
A 66-year-old man underwent repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and synchronous stenting of a thoracic aneurysm compressing his left main bronchus. This resulted in further bronchial compression which was also stented. An aorto-bronchial fistula resulting in severe haemoptysis occurred a few weeks later. This was successfully treated with repeat(More)
Although the optimal treatment for patients with high-risk prostate cancer remains unclear, combined radiotherapy and androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) has become the standard of care; however, more recently, this paradigm has been challenged. In contemporary surgical series, using a multimodal approach with primary radical prostatectomy and adjuvant(More)
PURPOSE Assessing the unmet needs of cancer patients can help providers tailor health care services to patients' specific needs. This study examines whether the unmet informational and supportive care needs of the patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer vary by the patients' age, sex, or individual treatment choices. METHODS AND MATERIALS(More)
With more than 60% of radical prostatectomies being performed robotically, robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) has largely replaced the open and laparoscopic approaches and has become the standard of care surgical treatment option for localized prostate cancer in the United States. Accomplishing negative surgical margins while preserving(More)
The da Vinci Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical Inc.) continues to develop as a platform in urological surgery. Synchronous upper and lower urinary tract tumours requiring extirpative surgery are not uncommon. We report the first case robotic series of combined complex upper and lower urinary tract surgery. Six high-risk anaesthetic patients with a median(More)