Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 03, 2018
  • Author: E Jason Abel, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is the prevalence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

How effective is surgery for renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

How has laparoscopic nephrectomy evolved?

What are the advantages of robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What is the history of robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What are the factors in patient selection for robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What is included in the preoperative screening for robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

When is robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy indicated?

What are the contraindications for robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What are the challenges to successful performance of robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What is included in the metastatic workup prior to performing robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What is the role of preoperative imaging for robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What is the role of the bedside assistant in the performance of robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What are the expected outcomes of robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

How do the outcomes for robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy compare to other surgical approaches?

Periprocedural Care

What is included in patient education about robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What are the preoperative patient instructions for robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What are the elements of informed consent for robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

Who are the members of the surgery team for robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What are the components of the da Vinci surgical console for robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

Which types of robotic arms are required to perform robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

How is the patient prepped for robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What is the role of anesthesia in the performance of robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

How is the patient positioned for robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What is included in the long-term monitoring following robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

Technique

What is the surgical approach used for robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What are the initial steps in the performance of robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What are the steps for renal access during robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

How is hilar access achieved during robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

How is renal mobilization obtained during robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

How is the tumor identified during robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

How is the tumor resected during robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

How is renorrhaphy performed during robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?

What is the role of indocyanine green contrast agent in the performance of robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?