Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Urology

Robotic Surgery

In cases where minimally invasive surgery is an option for urological conditions, our faculty, through Northwestern Memorial Hospital,  offer their expertise with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System®.

Education

Students and residents get to experience hands-on learning from pioneers in the field. They work alongside our faculty from initial diagnosis to surgery to the recovery process, getting countless opportunities to learn about this advanced equipment, techniques, and research related to robotic surgery.

Research

Feinberg and the broader Northwestern University have exceptionally strong programs in nanotechnology and molecular biology. Current projects include using nanotechnology to evaluate margin status and recurrence after robotic prostatectomy, as well as preservation of erectile dysfunction. We maintain a strong database of laparoscopic and endourology procedures, and the fellow is expected to participate in approximately ten clinical papers per year.

Selected Research Publications

Rimar K, Khambati A, McGuire BB, Rebuck DA, Perry KT, Nadler RBRadiofrequency Ablation-Assisted Zero-Ischemia Robotic Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Oncologic and Functional Outcomes in 49 Patients.

Matulewicz RS, DeLancey JO, Manjunath A, Tse J, Kundu SDMeeks JJNational comparison of oncologic quality indicators between open and robotic-assisted radical cystectomy.

Prendergast E, Silver H, Johnson LL, Simon M, Feinglass J, Kielb S, Hairston J, Lewicky-Gaupp C. Anatomic Outcomes of Robotic Assisted Supracervical Hysterectomy and Concurrent Sacrocolpopexy at a Tertiary Care Institution at Initial Adaptation of the Procedure. A review of anatomic and surgical outcomes of robotic-assisted supracervical hysterectomy with concurrent sacrocolpopexy in the treatment of primary pelvic organ prolapse on initial adaption of this procedure.

Faculty

John C. Hairston, MD

Stephanie J. Kielb, MD

James M. Kozlowski, MD

Shilajit D. Kundu, MD

Joshua J. Meeks, MD, PhD

Robert B. Nadler, MD

Kent T. Perry, MD

Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD