Title

Past, present and future of urological robotic surgery.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2016

Publication Title

Investig Clin Urol

Abstract

The first urologic robotic program in the world was built at the Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan, in 2000 under the vision of surgical innovator, Dr. Mani Menon for the radical prostatectomy. The robot-assisted radical prostatectomy continues being modified with techniques to improve perioperative and surgical outcomes. The application of robotic surgical technique has since been expanded to the bladder and upper urinary tract surgery. The evolution of surgical technique and its expansion of application will continue to improve quality, outcome parameters and experience for the patients.

Medical Subject Headings

Cystectomy; Humans; Prostatectomy; Robotic Surgical Procedures; Urinary Tract; Urologic Surgical Procedures

PubMed ID

26981588

Volume

57

Issue

2

First Page

75

Last Page

83

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