Anesthetic Implications of Robotic Surgery

Chapter

Abstract

Over the last few years, robotic surgeries have revolutionized the approach to urological disease, resulting in better surgical exposure and shorter lengths of stay for patients. However, the use of the robot presents many unique challenges to the anesthesiologist. This chapter will discuss these issues and their management, in addition to those related to comorbidities commonly found in urologic patients.

Keywords

Cardiovascular disease Hypertension ACE inhibitors ARB agents Smoking Chronic kidney disease Obesity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUSC Keck School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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