Percutaneous Renal Surgery Selection of Access: Robotic

Michelle Jo Semins, Dan Stoianovici, Brian R. Matlaga

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Percutaneous access to the renal collecting system can be a challenging and complex endeavor, in great part due to the accuracy, reproducibility, and fine motor movements that are required. Robotic technology has been demonstrated to simplify a number of the components of this procedure. Reported benefits of robotic technology include improved safety, accuracy, and clinical outcomes, as well as decreased operative times and complication rates. Although much of robotic percutaneous access remains investigational at this time, the future will likely witness an increasing role for these technologies in improving the precision and accuracy of these procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmith's Textbook of Endourology
Subtitle of host publication3rd Edition
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1444335545, 9781444335545
StatePublished - Jan 5 2012


  • Calculi
  • Computerized tomography
  • Kidney
  • Robotics
  • Surgery, percutaneous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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