Robotic-assisted radical cystectomy.

  title={Robotic-assisted radical cystectomy.},
  author={Mohammad Shamim Khan and Shahzad Saleem Shah and Ashok Hemel and Peter D Rimington and Prokar Dasgupta},
  journal={The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS},
  volume={4 3},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the emerging role of robotic-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) in the management of bladder cancer. METHODS Review of the published literature on robotic-assisted radical cystectomy, including data from our cystectomy series of 30 patients. RESULTS Nearly 150 procedures have been performed worldwide. The benefits of robotic-assisted operations are similar to those of laparoscopically-performed procedures. RARC appears to be technically safe, oncologically and… CONTINUE READING