Article Abstract

Robotics and urologic reconstructive surgery

Authors: Jeffrey Y. Sun, Michael A. Granieri, Lee C. Zhao

Abstract

Minimally invasive surgery has made a profound impact on how urologists approach the challenges in reconstruction of the urinary tract. The advent of laparoscopic approaches to reconstructive urology have demonstrated comparable outcomes to open surgery with improved morbidity. The recent adoption of robotic surgery has seen further advancements such as improved visibility and, freedom of movement, and an easier technical learning curve. With these advantages, more reconstructive urology procedures are being performed robotically. Herein, we review reconstructive urology procedures for which robotics have been applied.