Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government

Health Services Research & Development

Go to the ORD website
Go to the QUERI website

Spotlight on Evidence Synthesis Program

ESP Report: Robotic-Assisted Surgery in Partial Nephrectomy and Cystectomy


by Melinda Gibbons, MD, MSHS ; Mark Girgis, ; Paul Shekelle, MD, PhD ; Mark Wilson, MD, PhD
Seminar date: 2/18/2020

Description: Drs. Shekelle and Gibbons will be presenting results from their systematic review assessing the cost-effectiveness of robotic partial nephrectomy and cystectomy as compared to laparoscopic and open approaches. Short-term and long-term clinical and functional outcomes will be presented along with comparative cost data. Dr. Wilson will be on the call as discussant. Intended Audience: Members of the clinical team who care for these urologic surgical patients (anesthesia, oncology, nephrology, and urologists) as well as robotic surgeons from other surgical specialties (general surgery, gynecology, as examples). Hospital and operative services administrators and leaders may be interested in our findings as well.



DOWNLOAD: PDF handout | Audio only (mp3) | transcript


Questions about the HSR&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.