Single-incision robotic-assisted living donor nephrectomy: Case report and description of surgical technique

Carlos A Galvani, Ulises Garza, Marcie Leeds, Amit Kaul, Angela Echeverria, Chirag S. Desai, Tun Jie, Robert Diana, Rainer W G Gruessner

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The introduction of laparoscopic surgery, and more recently of robotics, has increased the number of living donor kidney transplants. This approach has already improved living donor acceptance rates. Even newer developments in the field have now been introduced with the purpose of further reducing postoperative pain and length of hospital stay, while offering better cosmetic results. In particular, single-incision surgery has gained popularity by improving the well-known benefits of minimally invasive surgery. In this case report, we present the first single-incision robotic-assisted living donor nephrectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalTransplant International
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012



  • living donor
  • nephrectomy
  • robotic-assisted
  • single-incision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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