Robotic partial nephrectomy: Current technique and outcomes

Liang Wang, Benjamin R. Lee

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Over the past decade, management of the T1 renal mass has focused on nephron-sparing surgery. Robotic partial nephrectomy has played an increasing role in the technique of preserving renal function by decreasing warm ischemia time, as well as optimizing outcomes of hemorrhage and fistula. Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy is designed to provide a minimally-invasive nephron-sparing surgical option utilizing reconstructive capability, decreasing intracorporeal suturing time, technical feasibility and safety. Ultimately, its benefits are resulting in its dissemination across institutions. Articulated instrumentation and three-dimensional vision facilitate resection, collecting system reconstruction and renorrhaphy, leading to decreased warm ischemia time while preserving oncological outcomes. The aim of the present review was to present our surgical sequence and technique, as well as review the current status of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)848-859
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • Laparoscopy
  • Nephron-sparing surgery
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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