Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System

Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System

2799 W.Grand Blvd,Michigan,United States

Speciality: Colorectal Surgery,Gastrointestinal Surgery,General Surgery,Gynaecology,Gynaecology Oncology Surgery,Head And Neck Surgery,Robotic Kidney Transplant,Urology


The Vattikuti Urology Institute (VUI) was established in 2001 by the Vattikuti Foundation at Henry Ford Hospital with the purpose to further research in prostatic cancer and robotic surgery. Dr. Mani Menon, the Raj & Padma Vattikuti Distinguished Chair of the V U I, invented the Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy (VIP), a robotic surgery procedure to help patients with prostate cancer. Dr. Menon and his team have pioneered many robotic procedures over the past fifteen years and have completed over 10,000 cases dealing with prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and pediatric urology.  Patients have come from across the United States and all over the world to participate in cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures that have improved their lives. The Vattikuti Urology Institute has two locations where surgery is performed: the original in Detroit at the Henry Ford Hospital and also at the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, one of the most innovatice medical facilities in the United States.  The VUI is known globally for the superior training, procedures, staff, and patient care that have evolved over the years under Dr. Menon's leadership.


09th Oct 2018 Site

We would like to share some news about Dr. Mani Menon, Founding Director of the Vattikuti Urlogy Institute.  He is hard at work developing a new robotic procedure he is calling the MPP.  He uses an orange to describe what takes place- and the very encouraging early results.  Please click on the title above to access the complete report.

02nd Sep 2015 Media

A Vattikuti Urology Institute study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine reports that African American patients now have the same access to kidney transplants from deceased donors as white patients.

15th May 2015 Media

RARP procedures done at small-volume hospitals had significantly higher complication rates than hospitals with a high number of RARP procedures, according to a VUI-led study released at the AUA annual meeting.

15th May 2015 Media

Patients who smoke, as well as those who once had the habit, are more likely to develop complications during and after major urologic cancer surgery, according to a VUI study released at the recent AUA annual meeting.

12th Feb 2015 Media

Physicians at Henry Ford Hospital successfully suctioned a cancerous tumor from a major vein in a patient with metastatic kidney cancer, clearing the way for him to undergo a minimally-invasive kidney removal.

04th Dec 2014 Media

A common prostate cancer therapy should not be used in men whose cancer has not spread beyond the prostate, according to a new study led by researchers at the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital.

21st Nov 2014 Media

VUI robotic surgeon Dr. Craig Rogers recently performed surgery on two brothers from Metro Detroit who had kidney tumors. The story was aired in a video report on Detroit TV and is linked here.

07th Oct 2016 Site

University College London prostate cancer scientist Hashim Uddin Ahmed spent two days as Visiting Professor at the Vattikuti Urology Institute.

22nd Mar 2018 Site

At the March 2018 meeting of the European Association of Urology (EAU) Secretary General Prof. Chris Chapple honored Vattikuti Urology Institute Director Dr. Mani Menon with an Honorary Lifetime Membership. “We appreciate your contribution to urology over many, many years and wanted to acknowledge that,” Chapple told the EAU members gathered in Copenhagen.

Also honored:

Dr. Firas Abdollah, who received first prize for the best abstract by a resident-in-training for work on identifying the optimal candidates for adjuvant radiation therapy in post-prostatectomy patients with node-positive prostate cancer. 

VUI fellow Dr. Deepansh Dalela was awarded the EAU Hans Marberger Award 2018 for the best paper published in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Urology (the RCT paper on Retzius-sparing approach), along with a special invitation for the EAU International Friendship Dinner.  The award, annually given since 2004, is named after Prof. Hans Marberger to honor his pioneering achievements and contributions to endourology and the development of urologic minimally invasive surgical procedures.

We wish to add our heartfelt congratulations to our friends at the Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System for these fine accomplishments!

Our thanks to the EAU, Dr. Craig Rogers & Dr. Valeriya Aries for contributing to this report.  Photos courtesy Dr. Deepansh Dalela.  (Click on title for full report.)

11th Apr 2017 Site

Dr. Mani Menon Elected to Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.

06th Apr 2016 Site

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19th Apr 2016 Site

Vattikuti Urology Institute Chair Dr. Mani Menon has been honored with The Keyes Medal

23rd Jul 2015 Site

Dr. Mani Menon\'s Vattikuti Scholar webinar Surgical Innovation has been posted to YouTube

24th Nov 2015 Site

November 29th 2015 marks the fifteenth anniversary of Dr. Mani Menon performing his first Robot Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. In the first of a series of interviews, we speak with Dr. James O. Peabody about the first robotic procedures performed at the VUI.

27th Nov 2015 Site

This is the second in a series of interviews from colleagues of Dr. Mani Menon about the early days of robotic surgery at the Vattikuti Urology Institute on occasion of the 15th anniversary of the first procedure.

18th Jan 2017 Site

Members of the Robotic Kidney Transplant With Regional Hypothermia team have authored a chapter in the Third Edition of the  Atlas of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery, published by Elsevier.


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