As Director of the LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery, Jim C. Hu, M.D., M.P.H. is one of the world's leading experts in robotic surgery. In the field of Urology, patients' surgical outcomes are highly dependent on the experience of the surgeon. It is critical to seek care from both a highly experienced & innovative surgeon, as well as a facility that offers the most advanced medical instruments & technology.
Dr. Hu has performed thousands of robot-assisted surgeries for urologic cancers & benign disease, and has developed many technical modifications & refinements to the procedures that effectively safeguard surrounding tissues & nerves during the surgery. These refinements are key to preventing discomfort and sexual or urinary complications following robotic surgery.
Read More About Dr. Hu's Modifications & Refinements of
Robotic Surgery Technique:
Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer
The below video documents a robotic-assisted prostatectomy performed by Dr. Hu in Boston, MA.
Postprostatectomy incontinence significantly impairs quality of life. Although bladder neck intussusception has been reported to accelerate urinary recovery after open radical retropubic prostatectomy, its adaption to robotic surgery has not been assessed.
Accordingly, we describe our technique and compare outcomes between men treated with and without bladder neck intussusception during robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.
Robotic Surgery for Kidney Cancer
A retrospective, multi-institutional review of robotic
nephrectomy with inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy was performed with
institutional review board approval.