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Dr. Kaouk on the Results of a Study of Robotic Surgery for RCC

Jihad Kaouk, MD
Published: Monday, Jun 05, 2017



Jihad Kaouk, MD, urologist, Cleveland Clinic, discusses the results of a study of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for selected renal mass using an off-clamp approach compared to an on-clamp approach for patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

In this study, it was determined that the off-clamp approach saw better overall kidney preservation when compared to the on-clamp approach, explains Kaouk.

According to Kaouk, it is better to completely avoid clamping to see the best preservation of the kidney.
 


Jihad Kaouk, MD, urologist, Cleveland Clinic, discusses the results of a study of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for selected renal mass using an off-clamp approach compared to an on-clamp approach for patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

In this study, it was determined that the off-clamp approach saw better overall kidney preservation when compared to the on-clamp approach, explains Kaouk.

According to Kaouk, it is better to completely avoid clamping to see the best preservation of the kidney.
 



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