First Australian publication of robotic partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer

Dr Moon has published the first reported Australian series of robotic partial nephrectomy.  This is an exciting application of robotic surgery, allowing  the kidney to be saved while a tumour is carefully excised from it.  With the magnified vision and dexterity of robotic instruments, larger and deeper tumours than previously thought possible can be removed and the kidney preserved.  In this initial series the cancers were all successfully removed, average hospital stay was 3 days, and complications rates were very low.

Papachristos A, Basto M, Marvelde L, Moon D.  Laparoscopic versus Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy: An Australian single surgeon series.  ANZ J Surg 2015 Mar; 85(3): 154-8