Robotics in Urologic Surgery

Book with DVD


  • Joseph Smith, MD, William L. Bray Professor and Chairman, Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Ashutosh Tewari, MD, Cornell Institute of Robotic Surgery, Department of Urology, New York Weill Medical Center, New York, NY

This new reference is devoted to the exploding area of robotic-assisted urologic surgery. It covers setting up robotics and instrumentation, as well as adapting laparoscopic equipment to this exciting new technology. It also guides you through a full range of robotic procedures including prostatectomy, which is experiencing significant success and patient satisfaction by using robotic technology, as well as nephrectomy, adrenalectomy, vasovasostomy, and pediatric procedures. Full color illustrations help familiarize you with the latest surgical techniques and instrumentation.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-2465-1

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Equipments and Technology in Robotics, P. Dasgupta/ K. Rose/B. Challacombe

Chapter 2: Anatomical Foundations, A. Takenaka/ A. Tewari

Chapter 3: Training in Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: The Vattikuti Urology Institute Program, R. Sarle/K. Guru/J. Peabody

Chapter 4: Laparoscopic Foundations for Robotic Surgery, N. Hegarty/I. Gill

Chapter 5: Role of Patient Side Surgeon in Robotics, A. Hemal/R. Kumar


Chapter 6: Athermal Robotic Radical Prostatectomy – Technique and Results, A. Tewari/S.Rao/R. Ramanathan

Chapter 7: Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy (VIP) Technique and Current Analysis of Results, K. Badani/M. Fumo/M. Menon

Chapter 8: Extraperitoneal Laparoscopic Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy, A. Hoznek/L. Salomon/C. Abbou

Chapter 9: Principles of Open Radical Prostatectomy: Applied to Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy, J. Smith

Chapter 10: Establishment of a Robotic Prostatectomy Program, L. Schachter/M. Kaufman/D. Herrell

Chapter 11: Anatomic Foundations of Nerve Sparing in Radical Prostatectomy, A. Lunacek/C. Schwentner/W. Horninger/A. Tewari/G. Bartsch/H. Strasser

Chapter 12: Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic Radical Prostatectomy, S. Shah/V. Patel

Chapter 13: Oncological Outcomes of Robotic Radical Prostatectomy, J. Borin/D. Skarecky/T. Ahlering

Chapter 14: Robotic Versus Standard Laparoscopic Prostatectomy, J. Harmon/F. Rozet/E. Barret/G. Vallancien

Chapter 15: Robotic Radical Cystectomy, M. Fumo/K. Badani/ M. Menon

Chapter 16A: Robotic Renal Surgery: Pyeloplasty, J. Albani/D. Lee/R. Clayman

Chapter 16B: Robotic Renal Surgery: Partial Nephrectomy and Nephroplexy, R. Peschel/M. Gettman/A. Krambeck

Chapter 17: Miscellaneous Adult Robotic Surgery, J. Del Pizzo

Chapter 18: Robotically Assisted Techniques in Pediatric Urology, G. Barrisford/C. Peters

Chapter 19: Use of Robotics in Other Surgical Specialties, S. Moten/A. Kypson/ W. Chitwood

Chapter 20: Financial Considerations of Robotic-Assisted Prostatectomy, M. Kaufman/L. Schachter/D. Herrell