Robotic Radical Cystectomy and Urinary Diversions: Complications and Outcomes

  • Jennifer A. LinehanEmail author
  • Michael Tyler
  • Timothy G. Wilson


It is incumbent upon urological surgeons who perform robotic assisted radical cystectomy and urinary diversion to critically analyze the complications, functional outcomes and oncological outcomes in order to confirm that it offers no decrease in benefit over traditional open surgery. The surgery can have significant morbidity, so minimizing these complications is and always has been an undisputed goal. Reports from the Pasadena Consensus Panel and the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium have helped to analyze the literature, review the submitted data, and focus on current issues. This information allowed surgeons from around the world to combine their data to provide optimal care to those patients with invasive urothelial carcinoma. This chapter is a summary of those systematic reviews and recommendations.


Robotic-cystectomy Genitourinary complications Urinary diversion Urothelial carcinoma Pasadena consensus International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer A. Linehan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michael Tyler
    • 1
  • Timothy G. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.John Wayne Cancer InstituteSanta MonicaUSA

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