Renal cooling during robotic kidney transplant benefits patients

A collaboration of surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital and Medanta Hospital in India successfully transplanted kidneys into 50 recipients using an innovative robot-assisted procedure in which the organ is cooled with sterile ice during the operation.


The research project, published online ahead of print in European Urology, the journal of the European Association of Urology, advances minimally invasive robotic surgery as a safe alternative to traditional open surgery.

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