Robotic-assisted bladder diverticulectomy: Tips and tricks

David D. Thiel, Paul R. Young, Michael J. Wehle, Gregory A. Broderick, Steven P. Petrou, Todd C. Igel

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Introduction: The da Vinci Surgical System has become extremely popular in the field of urology for procedures requiring complex reconstructive maneuvers, such as radical prostatectomy and pyeloplasty. A natural extension of these procedures is the use of the da Vinci system for complex urinary tract reconstruction deep in the pelvis, such as bladder diverticulectomy. Technical Considerations: In our report and accompanying Video, we have demonstrated some technical tips and tricks with regard to patient selection, preoperative imaging, patient positioning, port placement, intraoperative diverticulum recognition/excision, and cystotomy repair that the surgeon might find beneficial for successful completion of robotic-assisted bladder diverticulectomy. Conclusions: The tips and tricks we have presented might aid in the successful completion of robotic bladder diverticulectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1238-1242
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2011


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  • Urology

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Thiel, D. D., Young, P. R., Wehle, M. J., Broderick, G. A., Petrou, S. P., & Igel, T. C. (2011). Robotic-assisted bladder diverticulectomy: Tips and tricks. Urology, 77(5), 1238-1242.