Robot-assisted radical cystectomy versus open radical cystectomy

Vivek Venkatramani, Dipen J. Parekh

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Radical cystectomy is suited to a minimally invasive approach, and robotic surgery holds the potential for improving perioperative morbidity compared with open surgery, without a compromise of oncological efficacy. Recent meta-analyses have shown that minimally invasive cystectomy is associated with lower morbidity, shorter length of stay, reduced blood loss and transfusion rates, less post-operative ileus and a reduced need for analgesics. The short and medium term oncological efficacy of robotic cystectomy has been shown to be equivalent to open surgery. However, larger studies with longer follow-up are needed in order to obtain higher levels of evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRobotics in Genitourinary Surgery, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319206455
ISBN (Print)9783319206448
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Complications
  • Functional outcomes
  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Minimally invasive
  • Oncological outcomes
  • Quality of life
  • Radical cystectomy
  • Recurrence patterns
  • Robotic surgery
  • Surgical margins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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