Robot Assisted Pyeloplasty

  • Iqbal Singh
  • Ashok K. HemalEmail author


Aim: To review the global select data on the current technique, peri-operative outcome and follow up literature and to describe the operative technique of robot assisted pyeloplasty (RAP).

Methods: The published English literature (PubMed™) was searched at length using the key words; robot, robot assisted pyeloplasty, laparoscopy, laparoscopic pyeloplasty and ureteropelvic junction obstruction. The selected studies were then reviewed, followed and scrutinized to determine the current role, outcome and status of robot assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty.

Results: The search yielded about 30 published series on RAP comprising about 1110 cases with a mean operative time, estimated blood loss, crossing vessel prevalence, hospital stay,peri-operative complication rate and follow up duration of 189 min, 47 ml, 47%, 2.3 days, 6% and 18 months respectively.

Conclusion: The initial peri-operative results and intermediate follow up of cases of repair of the ureteropelvic junction obstruction with robot assisted pyeloplasty appear to be favorable and comparable to that of open pyeloplasty, with emerging good long term outcome follow up data also available. The da-Vinci® surgical robotic system is a promising surgical armamentarium in the hands of the modern day urologist for the minimally invasive definitive surgical management of both primary and secondary ureteropelvic junction obstruction.


Robot Robot assisted pyeloplasty Laparoscopy Laparoscopic pyeloplasty and ureteropelvic junction obstruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity College of Medical Sciences (University of Delhi) & GTBHNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of UrologyBaptist Medical Centre, Wake Forest University Medical School, Medical Centre BoulevardWinston SalemUSA
  3. 3.Department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical CenterWake Forest School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA

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