Robotic Renal Transplantation Lessons Learnt in First 100 Cases


The former Chairman of the Medanta Kidney & Urology Institute, where the first robotic kidney transplants using hypothermia were performed, Dr. Rajesh Ahlawat is a key figure in the team who developed a new method of renal (Kidney) transplantation which was devised by Dr. Mani Menon of the VUI. Ahlawat is the most accomplished surgeon for this procedure, which uses ice to cool and preserve the kidney before being placed in the recipient’s body but also within it, as the surgeon connects the blood vessels and returns blood flow to the organ. He explains the benefits to the “frail population” of Kidney Transplant patients of robotic over open, which had not changed in 60 years. An excellent look at the documented benefits of the Robotic Kidney Transplant With Renal Hypothermia procedure. Lecture, with PPT’s, photos, robotic surgery videos and animations. 16:09 (Dr. Ahlawat currently is Chairman, Urology and Renal Transplantation at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India.)