Robotic-Assisted and Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty: Basics, Positioning, Port Placement, and Tips for Success

Patricio Gargollo, M.D.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Walid Farhat, M.D.
SickKids Hospital, Toronto, ON CANADA


Patricio Gargollo, M.D.; and Walid Farhat, M.D.; discuss the importance and utility of robotic-assisted and laparoscopic pyeloplasty: basics, positioning, and port placement. The webinar explores the data on the retroperitoneal approach. This will be followed by tips for successful robotic-assisted pyeloplasty and laparoscopic pyeloplasty, focusing on the retroperitoneal approach. With equivalent surgical outcomes and decreased morbidity, the usefulness of minimally invasive approaches to treating children with complex medical conditions has become more apparent. Today, minimally invasive surgery in pediatric surgery has become an indispensable tool in the management of many pediatric urologic conditions.

The live webinar format encourages an interactive exchange between a global virtual audience and the Moderators as they addressed fundamentals of basic techniques and strategies in managing complications in minimally invasive surgery in pediatrics. The videos focus on these and present a highly informative set of information on the major topics and important takeaways based on the presentations and discussions that were part of the webinar.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics, positioning, and port placement for successful robotic-assisted and laparoscopic pyeloplasty
  • Learn about unexpected intra-operative complications and how to avoid them
  • Understand a process for assuring success in mininmally invasive surgery in children


Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty (presented by Walid A. Farhat, M.D., SickKids Hospital, Toronto, ON CANADA)

Robotic-assisted Pyeloplasty: Positioning, Port Placement, and Basics (presented by Patricio C. Gargollo, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN)

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