Single-Port Robotic Surgery in Urology

Single-Port Robotic Surgery in Urology

The New Beginning After the Advent of Dedicated Platforms

1st Edition - June 17, 2022

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  • Editors: Riccardo Bertolo, Jihad Kaouk
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323919067

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Single-Port Robotic Surgery in Urology: The New Beginning After the Advent of Dedicated Platforms describes the novel field of robotic single-port urologic surgery. Recent advances in surgical robotics combined with the pursuit to reduce the invasiveness of laparoscopic surgery have led to the development of novel robotic platforms specifically designed for single-port surgery. This reference summarizes the state-of-the-art of robotic single-port urologic surgery. Coverage takes a three-part approach, providing a description of the technological evolution which led to the advent of novel platforms specifically designed for single-port surgery, describing the urological procedures that can be performed, and outcomes and potential drawbacks.

Key Features

  • Provides a description of the current status of single-port robotic urologic surgery performed using novel dedicated platforms
  • Expands understanding on why single-port is better than the standard multi-arms robotic approach, highlighting an analysis of surgical steps
  • Summarizes data about each intervention, including pooled comparative analyses, to provide the most evidence-based examination possible


Urologists involved in the field of minimally invasive oncological & reconstructive urology, urological surgeons. Urology residents

Table of Contents

  • 1. The evolution of robotic single-port dedicated platforms
    2. Applications of single-port robotic platforms in urology: an overview
    3. Robot-assisted Single-Port radical prostatectomy: transperitoneal versus extraperitoneal approach
    4. The re-discovery of alternative accesses to the pelvic fossa: the role of single-port robotic platforms
    5. Robotic Single-Port Surgery for kidney and upper urinary tract cancers
    6. Robot-assisted single-port radical cystectomy and intracorporeal urinary diversions
    7. Single-Port robotic surgery for ureteral diseases
    8. Robot-assisted renal transplantation: the role of the novel single-port platforms
    9. Comparison of Perioperative Outcomes and costs Between Single-port and Standard Multi-ports Robot-assisted surgeries in urology

Product details

  • No. of pages: 308
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: June 17, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323919067

About the Editors

Riccardo Bertolo

Riccardo Bertolo works as a staff urologist at San Carlo di Nancy Hospital in Rome (Italy). His surgical activity is focused on urologic oncologic minimally-invasive surgery (mostly robot-assisted) for the treatment of prostate, kidney and urothelial cancers. He attended a fellowship in rooboti urology at Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio, USA), and got a PhD in Bioengineering applied to Medical-Surgical sciences at the polytechnic of Turin (Italy). He is Board Member of the Young Academic Urologists - Renal Cancer Working Party within the European Association of Urology (EAU). He is associate member of the EAU robotic urology section (ERUS). He serves as social-media editor for the Urology Video Journal (Elsevier) and as associate editor for the URO-ONCO renal cell carcinoma edu platform. He is qualified to be Associate Professor of Urology since 2017. His research fields cover urological oncology and technological innovations in minimally-invasive surgery. Dr. Bertolo has published over 160 papers on the most prestigious peer-reviewed urology journals and serves as reviewer for more than 40 peer-reviewed journal including the most prestigious green-list urology journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Urologist, San Carlo di Nancy Hospital, Rome, Italy - Robotic Surgery

Jihad Kaouk

Jihad H. Kaouk, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Center for Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery in the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is a leader in the development of innovative surgical techniques and specializes in robotics and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Kaouk developed a new surgical approach at Cleveland Clinic, known as single-port laparoscopy, that results in little or no scarring after surgery and reduces complications and pain. Dr. Kaouk received the Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award in 2006, he was named in Who’s Who in America and one of America’s Top Physicians in Urology by Consumers’ Research Council from 2005-2007. Dr. Kaouk received First Prize in the 18th World Congress on Endourology and received the best overall research paper award at the 26th World Congress on Endourology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

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