This new edition aims to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art information about the
recent developments in the areas of technology, robotic systems, Uro-Oncology,
Reconstructive Urology, Pediatric Urology, Robotic Renal Transplant and Female
Urology. New topics include the adaptation of simulators, training programs,
standardized credentialing, evidence-based practice, as well as the economics of
robotic surgery. The impact on public and global health will also be covered.
Robot-assisted laparoscopic urologic surgery is a major evolution in the field of robotic assisted
surgery, and has now become a major sub-specialty. It was first performed in
2000 and the last fifteen years have been testimony to its exponential growth and
overwhelming adoption by surgeons and patients across the world. In this book, the
editors want to educate, simulate and expand practice and research activities,
ultimately impacting on excellence in patient care.