Robotic Surgery

Robotic, Open Radical Cystectomy Offer Similar Results

Robotic, Open Radical Cystectomy Offer Similar Results

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A new review shows no significant differences in oncologic outcomes, long-term complications, and health-related quality of life between robot-assisted and open radical cystectomy.

Worse Survival After Robotic Cystectomy Seen at Low-Volume Centers

Worse Survival After Robotic Cystectomy Seen at Low-Volume Centers

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The researchers found lower overall survival among patients undergoing robot-assisted radical cystectomy at hospitals performing 10 or fewer procedures during 2010 to 2012.

Predictors of Post-RARP Readmission Identified

Predictors of Post-RARP Readmission Identified

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Patients with longer hospital stays and pre-discharge complications were at increased risk of readmission within 30 days of discharge.

Autologous Urethral Sling Does Not Improve Continence After Prostatectomy

Autologous Urethral Sling Does Not Improve Continence After Prostatectomy

No benefit of autologous urethral sling placement at robotic assisted radical prostatectomy on early return of continence at 6 months.

Robotic Nephrectomy for Localized RCC On The Rise

Robotic Nephrectomy for Localized RCC On The Rise

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In 2013, nearly one third of all minimally invasive radical nephrectomies were performed with robotic assistance.

Tumor Features Predict Post-Cystectomy Recurrence

Tumor Features Predict Post-Cystectomy Recurrence

Predictors of distant recurrences after robot-assisted radical cystectomy were mainly dictated by pathological tumor characteristics.

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Offers Better Morbidity Than Laparoscopic

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Offers Better Morbidity Than Laparoscopic

Robotic partial nephrectomy confers a superior morbidity profile compared to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.

Robotic, Open PN Similarly Effective for Endophytic Kidney Tumors

Robotic, Open PN Similarly Effective for Endophytic Kidney Tumors

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Robotic surgery may offer some benefits, such as shorter hospital stay and less blood loss.

Robotic, Open Prostate Cancer Surgery Offer Similar Early Results

Robotic, Open Prostate Cancer Surgery Offer Similar Early Results

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No significant differences observed in standard oncologic outcomes and quality of life at 12 weeks.

Robot-Assisted Prostate Surgery Safe, Effective Long Term

Robot-Assisted Prostate Surgery Safe, Effective Long Term

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Largest Asian series to date shows a 5-year biochemical recurrence-free survival rate of 76.4%.

Robotic vs Open Prostatectomy Provides Early Benefits for pT2

Robotic vs Open Prostatectomy Provides Early Benefits for pT2

Reduced risk of positive surgical margins versus open prostatectomy for patients with pT2 disease only.

Radical Prostatectomies Mostly Performed Robotically

Radical Prostatectomies Mostly Performed Robotically

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Study finds that 85% of all radical prostatectomies performed by urologists in 2013 were robot-assisted procedures, compared with just 22% in 2003.

Suprapubic Tubes May Be Better for RALP Patients

Suprapubic Tubes May Be Better for RALP Patients

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Advantages in terms of bother and pain surface in a prospective randomized trial comparing suprapubic tubes and urethral catheters.

Robotic Nephrectomy of Kidney Tumors With Thrombi Feasible

Robotic Nephrectomy of Kidney Tumors With Thrombi Feasible

A retrospective study has shown that the procedure is feasible and was performed safely in selected patients with renal tumors.

PCa Surgery Patients Largely Unaware of Sexual Complications

PCa Surgery Patients Largely Unaware of Sexual Complications

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Many men are unaware of erectile function recovery time and problems with ejaculation.

Robotic Prostate Surgery Preserves Erectile Function Better

Robotic Prostate Surgery Preserves Erectile Function Better

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Compared with laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy is associated with a 51% increased likelihood of return of erectile function.

Robotic Surgery Possible for Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy

Robotic Surgery Possible for Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy

Completely intracorporeal robotic level III inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy viable.

Erectile Function Recovery More Likely After Robotic Prostate Surgery

Erectile Function Recovery More Likely After Robotic Prostate Surgery

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Nerve-sparing surgery by robot-assisted laparoscopy was associated with a 2.4 times increased odds of regaining potency versus open surgery

Partial Nephrectomy More Likely If Robotic Systems Are Available

Partial Nephrectomy More Likely If Robotic Systems Are Available

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Patients are 28% more likely to have partial nephrectomy at hospitals offering robotic-assisted surgery.

Robotic Surgery Offers Durable Prostate Cancer Control

Robotic Surgery Offers Durable Prostate Cancer Control

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In a study, the biochemical recurrence-free and metastasis-free survival rates were 73% and 97.5%, respectively, at 10 years.

Study ID's Risks for Ureteral Injury from Robotic Prostatectomy

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Predisposing factors include a history of infection and prior abdominal surgery.

Robotic Prostatectomy Suitable for Large Prostates

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The procedure is safe and can result in good oncologic and function outcomes

Robotic Prostate Surgery Costs More

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A cost analysis of 115 robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomies (RARPs) and 358 open radical retropubic prostatectomies (RRPs).

Robotic Prostate Surgery Found to Offer Advantages

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Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy may have some significant advantages.

Study Demonstrates RARP Advantages

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An analysis comparing 11,889 men who underwent robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP).

Durable Oncologic Outcomes Reported for RARP

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Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is associated with long-term biochemical relapse-free survival, according to a study presented at the American Urological Association 2012 annual meeting.

RARP Offers Favorable Long-Term Outcomes

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) for localized prostate cancer (PCa) offers favorable intermediate- and long-term oncologic outcomes, researchers reported at the American Urological Association 2011 annual meeting.

New Study Finds Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Safe

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The first long-term study looking at robot-assisted radical prostatectomy has found it is safe and has a low complication rate.

Five-Year RARP Outcomes 'Highly Satisfactory'

Five-Year RARP Outcomes 'Highly Satisfactory'

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VIENNA—Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) for localized prostate cancer (PCa) offers "highly satisfactory" five-year oncologic outcomes, according to investigators.

RARP Comparable to Conventional RP for High-Grade Prostate Cancer

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Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is comparable to conventional RP with regard to biochemical recurrence-free survival (BCRFS) in men with high-grade prostate cancer (PCa), study findings suggest.

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