Episode #22: How to Approach Challenging Kidney Tumors and Patients

Craig Rogers March 2020
In this episode Dr. Craig G. Rogers discusses Partial Nephrectomy as a standard treatment option that can be performed even for challenging tumors. Various tools and approaches are available to help achieve tumor control while preserving kidney function and minimizing complications. Robotic assistance may facilitate a minimally-invasive approach for complex partial nephrectomy cases. Important surgical considerations include optimal exposure, preparation, equipment, adapting surgical technique to tumor location, and minimizing ischemia and parenchymal loss. Active surveillance, biopsy, advanced imaging, ablation, and radical nephrectomy may have a role in select patients based on patient age, comorbidities, and tumor features.

Episode #21: How I Perform Endourologic Management of Ureteral Strictures

Dr. Matlaga December 2019
In this episode Dr. Ojas Shah of Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons discusses the challenging nature of the management of ureteral strictures and how patient selection is critical in determining success rates when treating with an endourologic approach. This podcast covers etiologies of ureteral strictures, characteristics that will help predict success rates of different surgical approaches, and techniques to maximize success of endourologic treatments.

Episode #20: The Introduction of the Single Port Robotic Platform into Urologic Surgery

Dr. Matlaga December 2019
In this episode Dr. Michael Stifelman of Hackensack Univesrity Medical Center discusses the introduction of the single port robotic platform into urologic surgery. He will review their early experience with SP and where they see this exciting technology fitting into the urologic minimally invasive surgery.

Episode #19: Management of the Distal Ureter and Bladder Cuff During Minimally Invasive Nephroureterectomy

Dr. Matlaga November 2019
Minimally invasive techniques to NUx and specifically management of the bladder cuff have evolved over the last decade. Various techniques to managing the ureteral orifice and bladder cuff have been attempted including cystoscopic, laparoscopic and more recently robotic approaches. In this podcast I will review some of the historical approaches and end with my approach to managing the distal ureter and bladder cuff using the daVinci Xi robotic system.