A robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy has been
preformed by a team of urological surgeons. The surgery showcased the advanced
robotic technology available to patients at the Robotic Surgery Center at NYU
have one of the most advanced robotic surgery programs in the New York
metropolitan area and our goal is to leverage this technology to help simplify
complex procedures, and develop innovative new techniques that result in better
outcomes for our patients," said Michael Stifelman, MD, associate professor,
Department of Urology and director of robotic surgery at NYU Langone Medical.
"NYU Langone surgeons pioneered the use of robotics in partial nephrectomies
and hold courses each month for surgeons to learn best practices."
a partial nephrectomy, the tumor is removed while the rest of the kidney is
left intact and functioning. The superior maneuverability of a robotic tool is
ideally suited for delicate cutting and stitching required in this surgery,
while the minimally-invasive nature of the procedure is less traumatic, and
helps preserve kidney function and results in faster recovery time.
Robotic Surgery Center at NYU Langone is the largest multispecialty robotic
surgery center in the New York metro area.