Robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: initial clinical experience.

@article{Michli2009RoboticassistedLP,
  title={Robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: initial clinical experience.},
  author={Eddie E Michli and Raul O Parra},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={302-5}
}
OBJECTIVES To report on our initial experience with robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy requires experience and a lengthy learning curve to successfully accomplish tumor excision and renal reconstruction, which may adversely prolong the ischemia time. The advent of robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery has proved successful in prostate cancer surgery, encouraging a growing number of centers to apply this technology to complex renal surgery. METHODS A total… CONTINUE READING

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