17th Oct 2017

V.Sripathi, Aparajita Motra, Rajiv L. Padankatti, T.Ganesan

Pediatric calyceal diverticulum, Marsupialisation

Dr. Venkat Sripathi, Senior Consultant Pediatric Urologist and Director Pediatric Urology Fellowship Program at Apollo Children’s Hospital, has published an article of a significant robotic pediatric procedure in the Journal of Robotic Surgery: Robotic treatment of a type 2 calyceal diverticulum in a child: is suture closure and marsupialisation enough for a good outcome? More: J Robotic Surg DOI 10.1007/s11701-017-0758-1

13th Sep 2017

Jagdishwar Goud Gajagowni,Harika Tirunagari, M.Bala Vikas Kumar

Transoral Robotic Thyroidectomy

Vattikuti Foundation Partner Surgeon Dr. Jagdishwar Goud has published a report in the Global Journal of Surgery on his series of 15 patients who had transoral robotic thyroidectomy surgery.

30th Mar 2017

Kevin Motz, MD; Hsien-Yen Chang, PhD ; Harry Quon


(Review) In an article published by Johns Hopkins researchers, TORS (Transoral Robotic Surgery) has shown benefits in both recovery and cost-of-care for patients with oropharyngeal cancer.

09th Feb 2017

Ahmed HU1, El-Shater Bosaily A2, Brown LC3, Gabe R4, Kaplan R3, Parmar MK3, Collaco-Moraes Y3, Ward K3, Hindley RG5, Freeman A6, Kirkham AP7, Oldroyd R8, Parker C9,Emberton M2, PROMIS study group

Prostate Biopsy

BACKGROUND: Men with high serum prostate specific antigen usually undergo transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy (TRUS-biopsy). TRUS-biopsy can cause side-effects including bleeding, pain, and infection. Multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI) used as a triage test might allow men to avoid unnecessary TRUS-biopsy and improve diagnostic accuracy.

01st Feb 2017

Alexnder P. Cole, Akshay Sood,Quoc-Dien Trinh,Mani Menon

Robotic Surgery, Prostatectomy

A short history of robotic surgery, published in The Journal of Urology: February 2017 Volume 197, Issue 2, Supplement, Pages S213–S215.

28th Nov 2016

Choi KW, Nam KH, Lee JR,Chung WY, Kang SW, Joe YE, Lee JH

Robotic Thyroidectomy

Background from the abstract: The effect of the systemic lidocaine on postoperative recovery has not been definitively investigated despite its analgesic efficacy after surgery. The aim of this randomized, double-blinded, controlled study was to evaluate the effect of intravenously administered lidocaine on the quality of recovery and on acute and chronic postoperative pain after robot-assisted thyroidectomy. For full details, please access the PubMed website via link below.

01st Oct 2016

Alan Tan,Hutan Ashrafian,Alasdair J. Scott,Sam E. Mason,Leanne Harling,Thanos Athanasiou,Ara Darzi

Various robotic procedures

Background Robotic surgery has been in existence for 30 years. This study aimed to evaluate the overall perioperative outcomes of robotic surgery compared with open surgery (OS) and conventional minimally invasive surgery (MIS) across various surgical procedures. (Open Access: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.)

12th Jun 2016

Tsampalieros A.,Knoll GA,Molnar AO,et al.

pediatric Renal transplantation

BACKGROUND: A number of corticosteroid minimization and avoidance protocols for post-solid organ transplant have been developed. The study objective was to examine the effect of corticosteroid withdrawal/avoidance on growth and safety parameters in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients.

01st Jun 2016

Nath J1,2, Hodson J3, Canbilen SW2, <a href="

Kidney Transplant

In this Br J of over 9,000 renal transplant patients, this study, by Nath J, Hodson J, Canbilen SW, et al. reports on the results of cold ischemia time on living donor transplants.

29th May 2016

Wayne Lam, Mollika Chakravorty,Ben Challacombe


Review: This insightful commentary was first published in the BJUI, 29 May, 2016, from robotic surgeons from our partner hospital: Urology Centre, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. The authors make a strong case for why using a robot may be substantially better for the surgeon and patient than open or even laparoscopic procedures. In the words of the authors: "If you are one of the many departments performing LRN with a dormant robotic system sitting in the corner of room, we urge you to use it." We thank the authors for "tweeting" about it recently. The whole commentary is available from the attached link or copy & paste this: