Robotic Surgery for Urolithiasis

  • Prabhjot Singh
  • Rajeev Kumar
  • Ashok K. Hemal


In last few decades there has been a paradigm shift in management options for urololithiasis ranging from open surgery to endourology followed by laparoscopy and robotics. The use of robotic assistance for urolithiasis is a natural extension of this combination of need for open surgery and reconstruction of the pelvi-calyceal system following stone extraction. Robot assisted laparoscopy has been demonstrated to be a safe option for partial staghorn or isolated large renal pelvic stones, especially in ectopic or anolomous kidneys after previously failed endourological procedures and also for ureteric stones. Robotic surgery for urolithiasis is technically feasible and efficacious in specific situations. It allows the advantages on open surgery in conjunction with a minimally invasive approach.


Robot Stones Kidney Ureter Prostate Laparoscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prabhjot Singh
    • 1
  • Rajeev Kumar
    • 1
  • Ashok K. Hemal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.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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