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Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

Published: Aug 17th, 2012

For kidney and ureteral stones that are too large (usually larger than 2 centimeters), too numerous, or too dense to be treated by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or ureteroscopy, […]

Laparoscopic Renal Cyst Ablation

Laparoscopic Renal Cyst Ablation

Published: Aug 15th, 2012

Kidney cysts are a benign and fairly common condition that affects both men and women. About 1 out of 4 people have a cyst on their kidney, and the majority […]

Laparoscopic Robotic Pyeloplasty

Laparoscopic Robotic Pyeloplasty

Published: Aug 15th, 2012

When urine is formed by the kidney, it pools in an area called the renal pelvis. Almost like a funnel used to pour motor oil into your car engine, the […]

Laparoscopy and Robotic Adrenalectomy

Laparoscopy and Robotic Adrenalectomy

Published: Aug 14th, 2012

Adrenal tumors are relatively rare but can cause significant problems including hypertension, excessive sweating, palpitations, weight gain, headaches and other symptoms as a result of hormone production from the adrenal […]

Laparoscopic and Robotic Nephroureterectomy

Laparoscopic and Robotic Nephroureterectomy

Published: Aug 14th, 2012

For patients diagnosed with transitional cell carcinoma of the kidney or ureter (aka urothelial cell carcinoma), laparoscopic and robotic nephroureterectomy provides patients with a safe and minimally invasive technique for […]

Laparoendoscopic Single Site (LESS) Surgery

Laparoendoscopic Single Site (LESS) Surgery

Published: Aug 14th, 2012

Laparoendoscopic Single Site (or LESS) Surgery is a novel surgical approach allowing for removal of diseased organs through a small, single skin incision. This is in sharp contrast to more […]

Laparoscopic and Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Laparoscopic and Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Published: Aug 14th, 2012

For patients diagnosed with a small (i.e. < 4 cm) kidney tumor (Figure 1), laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy provides patients with a safe and minimally invasive technique for removal […]

Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy

Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy

Published: Aug 13th, 2012

For patients diagnosed with a large (i.e. > 4 cm) kidney tumor (Figure 1), laparoscopic radical nephrectomy provides patients with a safe and minimally invasive technique for complete removal of […]

Robotic Nerve-sparing Radical Prostatectomy

Robotic Nerve-sparing Radical Prostatectomy

Published: Aug 13th, 2012

For patients with clinically localized prostate cancer, nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy provides patients with a safe and minimally invasive technique for removal of the prostate gland, while preserving as much of […]