A critical evaluation of the role of robotic-assisted surgery in complex pediatric urology cases

Patricio Gargollo


The authors of this manuscript should be commended for undertaking this difficult work. Complex robotic reconstruction is no easy task and the collaboration at their institution and willingness to advance this technology should be positively recognized. Some of the key factors to examine critically with utilization of new surgical technology to established “historical” operative norms include success and complications, convalescence, cost and cosmesis. In that regard let’s evaluate these individually.