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Complications in Robotic Urologic Surgery

  • René Sotelo
  • Juan Arriaga
  • Monish Aron


  • Written by experts in the field

  • Contains the points of view and recommendations of the most experienced surgeons in each of the procedures

  • Provides detailed figures which demonstrate all techniques


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Complications Related to Robotic Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shadi Dowlatshahi, Wei-I Vickie Wu, Michael Donald Wang
      Pages 3-15
    3. Camilo Andrés Giedelman Cuevas, Rafael Andrés Clavijo Rodriguez
      Pages 23-28
    4. Ziho Lee, Daniel D. Eun
      Pages 29-37
    5. Matthew Bream, Lee Ponsky
      Pages 39-44
    6. Gregory A. Joice, Mohammad E. Allaf
      Pages 45-50
    7. Roxane D. Staiger, Diana Vetter, Pierre-Alain Clavien
      Pages 51-57
    8. Lindsay A. Hampson, Maxwell V. Meng
      Pages 59-71
  3. Complications in General Robotic Urologic Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Raed A. Azhar, Mohamed A. Elkoushy
      Pages 75-82
    3. Alexis Sánchez, Jose Rosciano
      Pages 83-91
    4. Eduardo Parra Davila, Carlos Hartmann, Flavio Malcher, Carlos Ortiz Ortiz
      Pages 93-103
    5. David Michael Hatcher, René Sotelo
      Pages 105-112
    6. Guillermo Velilla, Cristina Redondo, François Rozet, Rafael Sanchez-Salas, Xavier Cathelineau
      Pages 113-123
    7. Rick Catterwell, Emad Aziz Girgis, G. Blecher, P. Dasgupta
      Pages 125-131
  4. Complications in Specific Robotic Procedures of the Upper Urinary Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Fabio C. M. Torricelli, Rafael F. Coelho
      Pages 135-139
    3. Benjamin T. Waldorf, David Canes
      Pages 141-154

About this book


This text examines precisely all possible scenarios about robotic urologic surgery where a complication may arise, in order that the surgeon knows all the risk factors that predispose a complication, and if it is presented, to have all anatomical, surgical and updated scientific elements to resolve the situation successfully. The book's content is designed for easy and thorough reading. It is organized in sections that include an overview of robotic surgery, principles of anesthesia and complications, as well as recognition of failure in the instruments used in this kind of surgery. It then offers a detailed discussion of each robotic urologic surgical procedures, both the upper urinary tract, lower urinary tract, oncological procedures, reconstructive and those that are managed in conjunction with other specialties such as gynecology, pediatrics, and other highly specialized as the case of kidney transplantation. Chapters are written by experts in the field who indicate step by step review of each clinical case in particular to prevent the occurrence of associated complications, including providing information on legal aspects.

The book is written for both novice surgeons and all those experts who interact daily in the wonderful world of robotic surgery. Containing the points of view and recommendations of the most experienced surgeons in each of the procedures, it is as if the professor were in the operating room with the surgeon to explain how to prevent, identify and treat complications. Complications in Robotic Urologic Surgery represents the complete collection of all the stages of complications in urologic robotic surgery and will be indispensable for all robotic surgeons.


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Editors and affiliations

  • René Sotelo
    • 1
  • Juan Arriaga
    • 2
  • Monish Aron
    • 3
  1. 1.USC Institute of UrologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyHospital CIMAHermosilloMexico
  3. 3.USC Institute of UrologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

About the editors

René Sotelo MD

Professor of Urology 

Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

Juan Arriaga MD, MHA

Professor of Urology

University of Sonora

Hospital CIMA

Hermosillo Sonora México

Dr. Rene Sotelo was the winner of prestigious AUA and EAU best operative videos in their last Meetings. He was trained in several best centers of the world, and he is proficient in both laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. He has delivered several excellent presentations on LESS and NOTES in urology. He has chaired several symposia world wide on laparoscopy and robotic procedures including a session on laparoscopic complications in the last World Congress of Endourology, program director of a PG course for AUA. He is reviewer of a variety journals such as The Journal of Endourology, World Journal Of Urology Current Opinion in Urology. His special area of interest is oncologic surgery and has one of the best talk of “Complications After Radical Robotic Prostatectomy” that includes many videos collected around the world

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Complications in Robotic Urologic Surgery
  • Editors René Sotelo
    Juan Arriaga
    Monish Aron
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-62276-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87278-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-62277-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 349
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urology
    Surgical Oncology
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“This is a broad overview of the range of robotic urologic surgeries with an emphasis on the early recognition and management of surgical complications. … the book provides a broad perspective on complications in robotic urologic surgery. … This is a useful addition to the practicing urologist's office or personal library.” (Daniel P. Verges, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2018)