Journal of Robotic Surgery

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 139–140 | Cite as

The Washington University Renorrhaphy for robotic partial nephrectomy: a detailed description of the technique displayed at the 2008 World Robotic Urologic Symposium

  • Sam B. BhayaniEmail author
  • Robert S. Figenshau
Original Article


Robotic partial nephrectomy is an emerging procedure. The Washington University Renorrhaphy involves robotic assistance, rapid closure of the collecting system, and renorrhaphy with sliding nonabsorbable clips. Bolsters are rarely used. Preliminary results have shown very short ischemic times with few complications. This communication offers a short video describing the renorrhaphy.


Robotic partial nephrectomy Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy Renorrhaphy Renal cell cancer Robotic surgery 



This research was funded by the MSI Research Director’s Fund.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of UrologyWashington University School of MedicineSt LouisUSA

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