Step-by-step approach to robotic cystectomy and extracorporeal urinary diversion

Erik P Castle, Michael E. Woods, Khurshid A. Guru

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Abstract Robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) is an evolving approach for the treatment of bladder cancer. The technique of RARC allows for the following potential advantages: minimal blood loss, decreased fluid shifts, and smaller surgical incisions, which will theoretically translate into less patient morbidity. Herein, we describe the operative technique of RARC, robot-assisted extended pelvic lymph node dissection, and extracorporeal urinary diversion, along with a brief review of the published literature. The potential advantages of robot-assisted surgery can be transferred into advanced uro-oncologic surgery such as bladder cancer surgery. However, long-term oncological and functional outcomes are yet awaited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRobotic Urologic Surgery, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781848828001, 9781848827998
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Bladder cancer
  • Radical cystectomy
  • Robot assisted
  • Urinary diversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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