Surgical Avoidance and Management of Operative Complications



Open radical cystectomy is associated with overall complication rates approaching 70 % when utilizing strict reporting criteria. There is increasing popularity in the use of robotic assistance when performing radical cystectomy with the goal of decreasing patient morbidity through minimally invasive surgery. In this chapter, we will briefly review perioperative and postoperative outcomes while focusing on the avoidance and management of complications during robot-assisted radical cystectomy.


Radical Cystectomy Urinary Diversion Mechanical Bowel Preparation External Iliac Vein Open Radical Cystectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyThe University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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