Robotic Assisted Radical Nephroureterectomy with Bladder Cuff Excision and Regional Lymphadenectomy

  • Manish N. Patel
  • Ashok K. HemalEmail author


Radical nephroureterectomy is a challenging operation as it combines both an extirpative and reconstructive procedure in both the upper and lower urinary tracts. In the past, most surgeons elected to do this procedure either entirely open or with a large open incision to peform the bladder cuff excision and reconstruction. In this chapter, we aim to describe our technique for completely robotic assisted nephroureterectomy with bladder cuff excision and regional lymphadenectomy with tips and tricks to help surgeons perform this procedure easily and efficiently.


Robotics Nephroureterctomy Upper tract urothelial carcinoma Retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy Bladder cuff excision 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA
  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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