Anesthesia for Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Urological Procedures



Various aspects of the administration of anesthesia to patients undergoing laparoscopic- and robotic-assisted urologic surgery are reviewed. The physiologic derangements that occur with the establishment of pneumoperitoneum and patient position are outlined. The components that comprise a robotic system and the surgeon-robot and patient-robot interactions in the surgical treatment of urologic cancers are described. Institutional concerns supporting a robotic program are presented.


Robotic Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgery Transversus Abdominis Plane Transversus Abdominis Plane Block Splanchnic Blood Flow 
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  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyCity of HopeDuarteUSA

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