Complications of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Their Management

  • Joshua R. Kaplan
  • Ziho Lee
  • Daniel D. Eun
  • Adam C. ReeseEmail author
Minimally Invasive Surgery (T Guzzo, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Minimally Invasive Surgery


Minimally invasive surgery, including both traditional laparoscopic and robot-assisted laparoscopic approaches, has increasingly become the standard of care for urologic abdominal and pelvic surgery. This is a comprehensive review of the contemporary literature regarding complications of laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery. The review highlights pertinent studies with the goal of providing the minimally invasive urologic surgeon with an up-to-date overview of general and procedure-specific complications and their management.


Minimally invasive surgery Laparoscopic surgery Robot-assisted surgery Radical prostatectomy Radical cystectomy Renal surgery 


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Conflict of Interest

Joshua R. Kaplan, Ziho Lee, and Adam C. Reese each declare no potential conflicts of interest. Daniel D. Eun is a consultant for Medtronic/Covidien and lecturer for Intuitive Surgical.

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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joshua R. Kaplan
    • 1
  • Ziho Lee
    • 1
  • Daniel D. Eun
    • 1
  • Adam C. Reese
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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