daVinci Retroperitoneal Partial Nephrectomy (AUA 2012 live surgery course)


In this Intuitive Surgical video, Dr. James Porter has a 47-yr.-old with a 2.4 cm mass in the right kidney. We see the CT scan and then patient, port, and robot placement, which in this case is done from over the head of the patient. Good clear visuals, interaction between the surgeon and audience moderator make this an excellent lesson on video. Dr. Porter gives advice on how to locate the tumor with the robotic ultrasound arm, which we see live on the screen. Control of bleeding is discussed, as well as assistant’s duties.1:17:22