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Robotic Urology

  • All contributors are world-famous robotic surgeons in the field of urology

  • Includes detailed descriptions of current robotic operative procedures

  • The most essential steps are depicted in illustrations

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Surgical Anatomy of the Prostate for Radical Prostatectomy

    • A. Villiers, T. Piechaud
    Pages 11-18
  3. Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: Transperitoneal Access

    • C.-H. Rochat, J. Sauvain
    Pages 29-36
  4. Nerve-sparing Techniques for Laparoscopic and Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy

    • K.K. Shah, M.F. Chammas Jr., K.J. Palmer, R. Thaly, V.R. Patel
    Pages 65-79
  5. Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy: Veil of Aphrodite Nerve-sparing Technique

    • A. Shrivastava, J.O. Peabody, M. Menon
    Pages 81-101
  6. Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: the Apical Dissection

    • X. Cathelineau, J. Jaffe, E. Barret, F. Rozet, G. Vallancien
    Pages 103-108
  7. Vesicourethral Anastomosis

    • J. Joseph
    Pages 109-116
  8. Outcome Measures After Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy

    • E. Rodriguez Jr., D.W. Skarecky, T.E. Ahlering
    Pages 117-136
  9. Robotic Pyeloplasty

    • L.H. Olsen, Y.F. Rahwashdeh
    Pages 177-187
  10. Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy

    • K.A. Guru, M.N. Jonsson, P. Wiklund
    Pages 189-202
  11. Robotic Kidney Surgery

    • J.H. Witt
    Pages 203-221
  12. Robotic Adrenal Surgery

    • E. Hyams, M.D. Stifelman
    Pages 223-238
  13. Robotic Antireflux Surgery in Children

    • P. Callewaert
    Pages 239-251

About this book

Robotic surgery is in a phase of worldwide rapid evolution. Data from many centers indicate that urologists are achieving equivalent, or better, operative outcomes using a robotic laparoscopic interface compared with their open results. Patients benefit from quicker convalescence, less pain, and shorter hospital stays. The multi-authored international text covers the robotic operative procedures in urology that are routinely performed today and still in evolution. It focuses on robotic radical prostatectomy and includes robotic procedures for the kidney, adrenal gland, and urinary bladder. The most essential steps are depicted in illustrations. This book should contribute to the support of new robotic teams and continue to popularize robotic urology.


  • Robotic Prostatectomy
  • Robotic Urology
  • Surgery
  • anatomy
  • cancer
  • child
  • cystectomy
  • kidney
  • laparoscopy
  • pain
  • prostate cancer
  • prostatectomy
  • urinary incontinence
  • urology


From the reviews:

"Editors John and Wiklund … prepared Robotic Urology with the interested urologist in mind and begin with an informative overview of the past, present, and future of robotic surgery. … recommended as excellent introductory texts for readers interested in the rapidly expanding field of robotic surgery in urology. … Robotic Urology … will appeal especially to those surgeons with a specific interest in pursuing robotic intervention for prostate cancer." (Philip H. Kim and Chester J. Koh, Journal of the American Medical Association, February, 2009)

"Recent advances in urology aimed to reduce the invasiveness of surgical procedures for the patient. Laparoscopy was an important first step followed by robotics, which represents an obvious progress in this approach. … Most chapters are richly illustrated with figures and colour photographs. … We can recommend it to all urologists who are looking for a basic and compact overview on robotic urology. Experienced surgeons will also find valuable information in this book that may help improve their practice." (Paul Meria, European Urology Today, April/May, 2009)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Zentrum für Urologie, Klinik Hirslanden, Zurich, Switzerland

    Hubert John

  • Department of Urology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

    Peter Wiklund

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Robotic Urology

  • Editors: Hubert John, Peter Wiklund

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-540-74140-4Published: 05 March 2008

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIV, 268

  • Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 104 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Urology, Surgery, Gynecology

Buying options

eBook USD 159.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-540-74140-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout