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Tulane Department of Urology is the first and most experienced in the gulf south in robotic procedures for kidney cancer. First performed in 2008 by Dr. Benjamin Lee, robotic partial nephrectomy has now been performed for large, complex tumors as large as 12cm, patients with solitary kidney, and also bilateral kidney involvement. Patient care and innovation have a long tradition at Tulane. By combining experience and state of the art robotic technology, we are able to perform minimally invasive surgeries in an efficient, timely and effective manner.
At Tulane Urology, we have treated thousands of patients for complex renal cancers and calculi. Establishing complete tumor removal, preservation of kidney function, minimal blood loss during surgery, short hospital stays, and superior clinical outcomes. Each patient is evaluated on an individual case by case basis.
1415 Tulane Ave., 3rd floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
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Tulane Urology using 3D printing technology to improve patient & clinician understanding of procedures
By using specialized software “to import patient’s diagnostic computerized tomography cross-sectional imaging into 3-D printers” the team was able to “create physical 3-D models of renal units with enhanced in situ lesions.” This approach allowed both patients and trainees to have an “opportunity to manipulate the individualized model before surgical resection.