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Refining Techniques in Robotic Surgery - Jim C. Hu, M.D., M.P.H.

Refining Techniques in Robotic Surgery - Jim C. Hu, M.D., M.P.H.

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Dr. Jim Hu

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

Transperitoneal Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy

(This video contains surgical footage showing the entire procedure)

Surgical Modification Attenuating neurapraxia

Technical Refinement and Learning Curve for Attenuating Neurapraxia During Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy to Improve Sexual Function


Randomized Controlled Trial of Barbed Polyglyconate Versus Polyglactin Suture for Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Anastomosis: Technique and Outcomes

Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy

The Impact of Prostate Size, Median Lobe, and Prior Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Intervention on Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy: Technique and Outcomes

PDF iconRobotic Assisted Prostatectomy After Failed Open Surgery.pdf

posterior bladder neck intussusception

PDF iconTechnique and Outcomes of Bladder Neck Intussusception During Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy.pdf

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.


PDF iconStepwise Description and Outcomes of Bladder Neck Sparing During Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy.pdf

PDF iconTricks of the Trade - Landmarks for Consistent Nerve Sparing during Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy.pdf

PDF iconNerve-Sparing Technique and Urinary Control After Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy.pdf

PDF iconEffect of Minimizing Tension During Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy on Urinary Function Recovery.pdf

PDF iconTechnique and Outcomes of Bladder Neck Intussusception During Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy : A Parallel Comparative Trial.pdf

Robotic Surgery for Kidney Cancer

trocar configuration nephrectomy

Technique and Outcomes of Robot-assisted Retroperitoneoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: A Multicenter Study

urology scan

PDF iconMulti-Institutional Experience with Robotic Nephrectomy with Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy.pdf

A retrospective, multi-institutional review of robotic
nephrectomy with inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy was performed with
institutional review board approval.

Dr. Hu utilizes a surgical robot for minimally invasive treatment of urologic cancers.

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