|Authors||Patel SR, Nakada SY|
|Journal||J. Endourol. Volume: 25 Issue: 2 Pages: 217-23|
|Publish Date||2011 Feb|
Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy is the standard of care for the management of most renal cancers. The hand-assisted approach has bridged the gap between open nephrectomy and a pure laparoscopic approach. Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy allows tactile feedback, thus shortening the learning curve for some surgeons and allowing more experienced laparoscopists to perform more complex and challenging procedures.