Review Article on Robotic-assisted Urologic Surgery

How to perform a robotic pyeloplasty utilizing the da Vinci SP platform: tips and tricks

Deepak K. Agarwal, Kevin J. Hebert, Matthew T. Gettman, Boyd R. Viers


Robotic pyeloplasty has become more prevalent with the evolution and dissemination of robotic surgery. The da Vinci SP robotic platform is a new technology that has allowed for true single port surgery, compared to the previous multiport robotic platforms. As the SP has been utilized for an increasing number of urologic procedures, it can also be successfully used for pyeloplasty. Herein, we describe our technique and tips for performing a da Vinci SP pyeloplasty in the adult population.

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