A recent study by researchers at Stanford University Medical School in the USA, has come to the conclusion that robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery to remove a patient’s entire kidney requires slightly longer operating times and results in increased costs compared with the use of traditional laparoscopic surgery.

However, the study also showed that the two approaches have comparable patient outcomes and lengths of hospital stay.

This large, multi-year analysis included 24,000 patients with kidney cancer.

Read the article in Stanford Medicine News Centre here and Renal and Urology News here