Robotic Technique for Challenging Aspects of Donor Nephrectomy

Alisa M Coker, MD, Kristin L Mekeel, MD, Joslin Cheverie, MD, Juan S Barajas-Gamboa, MD, Bryan J Sandler, MD, Garth R Jacobsen, MD, Ajai Khanna, MBBS, PhD, Mark A Talamini, MD, Alan W Hemming, MD, Santiago Horgan, MD

University Of California San Diego

With exceptional operative times, minimal blood loss, and excellent graft survival, a robotic technique has become our technique of choice for donor nephrectomies. Here we demonstrate some difficult cases including a patient with a very large lumbar vein, a patient with a retro-aortic renal vein, and a patient with two renal arteries. The utility of the robot is demonstrated in these cases that would be technically demanding to perform laparoscopically.

Session: Podium Presentation

Program Number: V012

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