Robotic Kidney Transplantation
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.
KeywordsRobotic 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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