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As early adopters of the robot, urologists have helped to advance robotic surgery for conditions affecting the urinary and reproductive tracts. Watch as UPMC urologoist, Dr. Stephen V. Jackman, presents on past and present use of the robot in urological procedures.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the evolution of robotic surgery across specialties, focusing on urology and work at UPMC.
  • Identify patients that are appropriate for robotic urologic surgery.

Reading Resources:

  1. Modified technique of robotic-assisted simple prostatectomy: advantages of a vesico-urethral anastomosis. Ferreira Coelho R, Chauhan S, Sivaraman A, Palmer KJ, Orvieto MA, Rocco B, Coughlin G, Patel VR. BJU Int. 2011 Aug 18. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.010401.x. [Epub ahead of print] 
  2. The history of urologic surgery: from reeds to robotics. Nahon I, Waddington G, Dorey G, Adams R. Urol Nurs. 2011 May-Jun;31(3):173-80. 
  3. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic extravesical ureteroneocystostomy for management of adult ureteral duplication with upper pole prostatic urethral insertion. Larson JA, Tomaszewski JJ, Smaldone MC, Jackman SV. JSLS. 2009 Jul-Sep;13(3):458-61.


Dr. Jackman provides skills training for Cook Urological and Karl Storz.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.5 contact hours.

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Release Date: 10/6/2011 | Last Modified On: 12/15/2013 | Expires: 12/15/2014

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