Robotic-assisted laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty.

  title={Robotic-assisted laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty.},
  author={Vipul R. Patel},
  volume={66 1},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty. Laparoscopic pyeloplasty has been shown to have a success rate comparable to that of the open surgical approach. However, the steep learning curve has hindered its acceptance into mainstream urologic practice. The introduction of robotic assistance provides advantages that have the potential to facilitate precise dissection and intracorporeal suturing. METHODS A total of 50 patients underwent… CONTINUE READING

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