Experience of robot-assisted radical cystectomy in Okayama University Hospital

Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Masao Mitsui, Shingo Nishimura, Atsushi Takamoto, Tomoko Sako, Koichiro Wada, Kohei Edamura, Motoo Araki, Toyohiko Watanabe, Yasutomo Nasu

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Robot-assisted radical cystectomy became listed as being covered by insurance in 2018 and accordingly, it is expected to become a popular surgical method in Japan in the future. In this study, we examined the findings of 102 patients who underwent total cystectomy (ORC, 35 cases), laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC, 52 cases), and robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC, 15 cases). The examined items were operative time, bleeding volume, postoperative complications, length of hospital stay, postoperative walking start date, postoperative pain and postoperative fever. Operative time was the shortest for RARC and bleeding volume was the lowest for RARC. Postoperative complications comprised approximately 33% (all grades) in any group. LRC and RARC were superior to ORC regarding both the period until walking start day and the period of postoperative persistent fever. Compared to ORC, patients undergoing RARC can expect an earlier recovery after surgery. In addition, patients undergoing RARC can expect stable surgical results with little difference in the postoperative course of each case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-127
Number of pages6
JournalNishinihon Journal of Urology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


  • Bladder cancer
  • Laparoscopic
  • Robot
  • Total cystectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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