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Robotic Kidney Transplantation

  • Rajesh Ahlawat
  • Sohrab Arora
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Abstract

Kidney transplant is the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease. Vattikuti Urology Institute (VUI) technique of robot-assisted renal transplant not only offers all the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the patient, but also has a trend towards lower complication rates. The technique is associated with reduced surgical site infections and is especially useful in obese transplant recipients. This chapter reviews the development of robot-assisted renal transplant and its outcomes as compared to open kidney transplant, with a focus on complications and their prevention.

Keywords

Robotic kidney transplant Robot-assisted transplant Kidney transplant Renal transplant Transplantation Robotic surgery Minimally invasive surgery Chronic kidney disease End-stage renal disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Urology and Kidney Transplantation – Fortis Escorts Kidney and Urology InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Minimally Invasive Urology, Fortis Escorts Kidney and Urology InstituteNew DelhiIndia

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