Controversies in Minimally Invasive Urologic Oncology

Posted On 2021-04-23 15:41:13

Over the past three decades, rapid development and application of minimally invasive surgical techniques has fundamentally altered the way urologists care for patients with urologic malignancies. The short-term gains of decreased blood loss, improved convalescence, and improved cosmesis have resulted in the rapid adoption of laparoscopy and robotics, and as a result the vast majority of prostate and kidney surgeries are now performed using the robotic platform in the absence of true long-term outcome improvement or cost benefits.

In this chapter, a series of review articles highlight current controversies surrounding the adoption of minimally invasive surgical techniques for urologic malignancies and summarize the existing literature supporting their use.

Current controversies in minimally invasive urologic oncology
Marc C. Smaldone, Jeffrey J. Tomaszewski

Review article
Diffusion and adoption of the surgical robot in urology
Anup A. Shah, Jathin Bandari, Daniel Pelzman, Benjamin J. Davies, Bruce L. Jacobs

Comparative effectiveness of robotic and open radical prostatectomy
Rodrigo Rodrigues Pessoa, Paul Maroni, Janet Kukreja, Simon P. Kim

A review of technical progression in the robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
Eric Y. Cho, Kevin K. Yang, Ziho Lee, Daniel D. Eun

Contemporary outcomes following robotic prostatectomy for locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer
Barrett Z. McCormick, Lisly Chery, Brian F. Chapin

Outcomes and expanding indications for robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer
Hailiu Yang, Daisy Obiora, Jeffrey J. Tomaszewski

Robotic renal surgery for renal cell carcinoma with inferior vena cava thrombus
Selma Masic, Marc C. Smaldone

The future of “Retro” robotic partial nephrectomy
David M. Strauss, Randall Lee, Fenizia Maffucci, Daniel Abbott, Selma Masic, Alexander Kutikov

Robotic assisted radical cystectomy versus open radical cystectomy: a review of what we do and don’t know
Zeynep G. Gul, Andrew B. Katims, Jared S. Winoker, Peter Wiklund, Nikhil Waingankar, Reza Mehrazin

Contemporary techniques and outcomes of robotic assisted radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion
Ardenne S. Martin, Anthony T. Corcoran

Role of lymph node dissection at the time of open or minimally invasive nephroureterectomy
Andrew G. McIntosh, Eric C. Umbreit, Christopher G. Wood, Surena F. Matin, Jose A. Karam

Open versus minimally invasive surgery for suspected adrenocortical carcinoma
Dylan M. Buller, Alex M. Hennessey, Benjamin T. Ristau

Technical management of inguinal lymph-nodes in penile cancer: open versus minimal invasive
Andres Felipe Correa

Robotic assisted reconstruction for complications following urologic oncologic procedures
Daisy Obiora, Hailiu Yang, Ronak A. Gor

The past, present, and future of urological quality improvement collaboratives
Adam C. Reese, Serge Ginzburg

Minimizing opioid consumption following robotic surgery
Ruchika Talwar, Shreyas S. Joshi

The focused issue “Controversies in Minimally Invasive Urologic Oncology” was commissioned by the editorial office, Translational Andrology and Urology without any sponsorship or funding. Marc C. Smaldone and Jeffrey J. Tomaszewski served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the focused issue.