Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy

kidney cancer research

1: Bertolo RG, Zargar H, Autorino R, Fiori C, Kaouk JH, Russo P, Thompson RH,

Porpiglia F. Estimated glomerular filtration rate, renal scan and volumetric

assessment of the kidney before and after partial nephrectomy: a review of the

current literature. Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2017 Dec;69(6):539-547. doi:

10.23736/S0393-2249.17.02865-X. Epub 2017 Jun 23. PubMed PMID: 28651424.



2: Porpiglia F, Autorino R, Fiori C, Zargar H, Amparore D, Bertolo R. The impact 

of T1 renal tumor characteristics on baseline renal function in patients

undergoing partial nephrectomy: A renal scan based objective assessment. Eur J

Surg Oncol. 2017 Aug;43(8):1598-1602. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2017.05.017. Epub 2017 

May 26. PubMed PMID: 28579358.



3: Kovac E, Firoozbakhsh F, Zargar H, Fergany A, Elsharkawy H. Perioperative

epidural analgesia is not associated with increased survival from renal cell

cancer, but overall survival may be improved: a retrospective chart review. Can J

Anaesth. 2017 Jul;64(7):754-762. doi: 10.1007/s12630-017-0875-3. Epub 2017 Apr

17. PubMed PMID: 28417354.



4: Mir MC, Derweesh I, Porpiglia F, Zargar H, Mottrie A, Autorino R. Partial

Nephrectomy Versus Radical Nephrectomy for Clinical T1b and T2 Renal Tumors: A

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Comparative Studies. Eur Urol. 2017

Apr;71(4):606-617. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2016.08.060. Epub 2016 Sep 7. Review.

PubMed PMID: 27614693.



5: Abdullah N, Rahbar H, Barod R, Dalela D, Larson J, Johnson M, Mass A, Zargar

H, Kaouk J, Allaf M, Bhayani S, Stifelman M, Rogers C. Use of the Satinsky clamp 

for hilar clamping during robotic partial nephrectomy: indications, technique,

and multi-center outcomes. J Robot Surg. 2017 Mar;11(1):47-51. doi:

10.1007/s11701-016-0611-y. Epub 2016 Jun 21. PubMed PMID: 27329237.



6: Andrade HS, Zargar H, Akca O, Kara O, Caputo PA, Ramirez D, Andrés G, Stein

RJ, Chueh SJ, Kaouk JH. Is Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Safe for T3a Renal Cell

Carcinoma? Experience of a High-Volume Center. J Endourol. 2017

Feb;31(2):153-157. doi: 10.1089/end.2016.0622. Epub 2017 Jan 5. PubMed PMID:




7: Zargar H, Akca O, Caputo P, Ramirez D, Kara O, Andrade HS, Stein RJ, Kaouk JH.

Assessing the effects of modality of surgery on postoperative weight loss in

patients undergoing partial nephrectomy. World J Urol. 2017 Feb;35(2):271-275.

doi: 10.1007/s00345-016-1872-9. Epub 2016 Jun 7. PubMed PMID: 27272313.



8: Caputo PA, Zargar H, Ramirez D, Andrade HS, Akca O, Gao T, Kaouk JH.

Cryoablation versus Partial Nephrectomy for Clinical T1b Renal Tumors: A Matched 

Group Comparative Analysis. Eur Urol. 2017 Jan;71(1):111-117. doi:

10.1016/j.eururo.2016.08.039. Epub 2016 Aug 25. PubMed PMID: 27568064.



9: Bozin M, Zargar H. Editorial Comment: Off-clamp robotic-assisted partial

nephrectomy. Int Braz J Urol. 2016 Sep-Oct;42(5):1046. doi:

10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2015.0386.1. PubMed PMID: 27763741; PubMed Central PMCID:




10: Abdullah N, Rahbar H, Barod R, Dalela D, Larson J, Johnson M, Mass A, Zargar 

H, Allaf M, Bhayani S, Stifelman M, Kaouk J, Rogers C. Multicentre outcomes of

robot-assisted partial nephrectomy after major open abdominal surgery. BJU Int.

2016 Aug;118(2):298-301. doi: 10.1111/bju.13408. Epub 2016 Feb 15. PubMed PMID:




11: Kara O, Maurice MJ, Zargar H, Malkoc E, Akca O, Andrade HS, Ramirez D, Caputo

PA, Nelson RJ, Rini B, Kaouk JH. Prognostic implications of sarcomatoid and

rhabdoid differentiation in patients with grade 4 renal cell carcinoma. Int Urol 

Nephrol. 2016 Aug;48(8):1253-60. doi: 10.1007/s11255-016-1314-z. Epub 2016 May

23. PubMed PMID: 27215555.



12: Zargar H, Porpiglia F, Porter J, Quarto G, Perdona S, Bertolo R, Autorino R, 

Kaouk JH. Achievement of trifecta in minimally invasive partial nephrectomy

correlates with functional preservation of operated kidney: a multi-institutional

assessment using MAG3 renal scan. World J Urol. 2016 Jul;34(7):925-31. doi:

10.1007/s00345-015-1726-x. Epub 2015 Nov 6. PubMed PMID: 26546072.



13: Andrade HS, Zargar H, Caputo PA, Akca O, Kara O, Ramirez D, Haber GP, Stein

RJ, Kaouk JH. Five-year Oncologic Outcomes After Transperitoneal Robotic Partial 

Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma. Eur Urol. 2016 Jun;69(6):1149-54. doi:

10.1016/j.eururo.2015.12.004. Epub 2015 Dec 22. PubMed PMID: 26719014.



14: Andrade HS, Zargar H, Caputo PA, Akca O, Ramirez D, Kara O, Stein RJ, Kaouk

JH. Robotic pyelolithotomy for staghorn nephrolithiasis during partial

nephrectomy. Int Braz J Urol. 2016 May-Jun;42(3):623-5. doi:

10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2015.0282. PubMed PMID: 27286131; PubMed Central PMCID:




15: Kara O, Zargar H, Akca O, Andrade HS, Caputo P, Maurice MJ, Ramirez D, Stein 

RJ, Kaouk JH. Risks and Benefits of Pharmacological Prophylaxis for Venous

Thromboembolism Prevention in Patients Undergoing Robotic Partial Nephrectomy. J 

Urol. 2016 May;195(5):1348-53. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.11.042. Epub 2015 Nov 26.

PubMed PMID: 26626222.



16: Andrade HS, Zargar H, Akca O, Caputo PA, Ramirez D, Kara O, Stein RJ, Chueh

SC, Kaouk JH. Is Extensive Parenchymal Resection During Robotic Partial

Nephrectomy Justified? A Match-Paired Comparison of Two Extirpative Surgical

Modalities for Treatment of a Complex Renal Neoplasm. J Endourol. 2016

Apr;30(4):379-83. doi: 10.1089/end.2015.0510. Epub 2016 Feb 5. PubMed PMID:




17: Ramirez D, Caputo PA, Krishnan J, Zargar H, Kaouk JH. Robot-assisted partial 

nephrectomy with intracorporeal renal hypothermia using ice slush: step-by-step

technique and matched comparison with warm ischaemia. BJU Int. 2016

Mar;117(3):531-6. doi: 10.1111/bju.13346. Epub 2015 Nov 20. PubMed PMID:




18: Kara O, Akca O, Zargar H, Andrade HS, Maurice MJ, Ramirez D, Caputo P, Haber 

GP, Kaouk JH, Stein RJ. Robotic Partial Nephrectomy in the Treatment of Renal

Angiomyolipoma. J Endourol. 2016 Mar;30(3):275-9. doi: 10.1089/end.2015.0624.

Epub 2015 Dec 11. PubMed PMID: 26654096.



19: Kara O, Andrade HS, Zargar H, Akca O, Maurice MJ, Caputo PA, Ramirez D,

Malkoc E, Modlin CS, Kaouk JH. Race effects on pathological and functional

outcomes after robotic partial nephrectomy in a single academic tertiary care

center. J Robot Surg. 2016 Mar;10(1):5-10. doi: 10.1007/s11701-016-0562-3. Epub

2016 Feb 9. PubMed PMID: 26861450.



20: Potretzke AM, Knight BA, Zargar H, Kaouk JH, Barod R, Rogers CG, Mass A,

Stifelman MD, Johnson MH, Allaf ME, Sherburne Figenshau R, Bhayani SB. Urinary

fistula after robot-assisted partial nephrectomy: a multicentre analysis of 1 791

patients. BJU Int. 2016 Jan;117(1):131-7. doi: 10.1111/bju.13249. Epub 2015 Sep

6. PubMed PMID: 26235802.



21: Zargar H, Zargar-Shoshtari K, Laydner H, Autorino R. Anatomy of Contemporary 

Partial Nephrectomy: A Dissection of the Available Evidence. Eur Urol. 2015

Dec;68(6):993-5. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2015.04.038. Epub 2015 May 8. PubMed PMID:




22: Zargar H, Isac W, Autorino R, Khalifeh A, Nemer O, Akca O, Laydner H, Brandao

LF, Stein RJ, Kaouk JH. Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in

patients with previous abdominal surgery: single center experience. Int J Med

Robot. 2015 Dec;11(4):389-94. doi: 10.1002/rcs.1633. Epub 2015 Jan 19. PubMed

PMID: 25600756.



23: Abdullah N, Dalela D, Barod R, Larson J, Johnson M, Mass A, Zargar H, Allaf

M, Bhayani S, Stifelman M, Kaouk J, Rogers C. Robotic partial nephrectomy for

renal tumours in obese patients: Perioperative outcomes in a multi-institutional 

analysis. Can Urol Assoc J. 2015 Nov-Dec;9(11-12):E859-62. doi:

10.5489/cuaj.3197. Epub 2015 Dec 14. PubMed PMID: 26788235; PubMed Central PMCID:




24: Zargar H, Autorino R, Akca O, Brandao LF, Laydner H, Kaouk J. Minimally

invasive partial nephrectomy in the age of the 'trifecta'. BJU Int. 2015

Oct;116(4):505-6. doi: 10.1111/bju.12698. Epub 2015 Apr 21. PubMed PMID:




25: Caputo PA, Ramirez D, Zargar H, Akca O, Andrade HS, O'Malley C, Remer EM,

Kaouk JH. Laparoscopic Cryoablation for Renal Cell Carcinoma: 100-Month Oncologic

Outcomes. J Urol. 2015 Oct;194(4):892-6. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.03.128. Epub

2015 Apr 23. PubMed PMID: 25912493.



26: Zargar H, Allaf ME, Bhayani S, Stifelman M, Rogers C, Ball MW, Larson J,

Marshall S, Kumar R, Kaouk JH. Trifecta and optimal perioperative outcomes of

robotic and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in surgical treatment of small renal

masses: a multi-institutional study. BJU Int. 2015 Sep;116(3):407-14. doi:

10.1111/bju.12933. Epub 2015 May 5. PubMed PMID: 25220543.



27: Akca O, Zargar H, Attalla K, Brandao LF, Laydner H, Krishnan J, Stein RJ,

Kaouk JH. Possible Detrimental Effects of Clamping Main Versus Segmental Renal

Arteries for the Achievement of Renal Global Ischemia During Robot-Assisted

Partial Nephrectomy. J Endourol. 2015 Jul;29(7):785-90. doi:

10.1089/end.2014.0834. Epub 2015 Mar 11. PubMed PMID: 25621894.



28: Akca O, Kaouk JH, Zargar H, Brandao LF, Haber GP, Autorino R, Stein RJ. Robot

assisted heminephrectomy for duplicated renal collecting system: technique and

outcomes. Int J Med Robot. 2015 Jun;11(2):126-9. doi: 10.1002/rcs.1607. Epub 2014

Sep 2. PubMed PMID: 25181680.



29: Zargar H, Akca O, Autorino R, Brandao LF, Laydner H, Krishnan J, Samarasekera

D, Stein RJ, Kaouk JH. Ipsilateral renal function preservation after

robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN): an objective analysis using

mercapto-acetyltriglycine (MAG3) renal scan data and volumetric assessment. BJU

Int. 2015 May;115(5):787-95. doi: 10.1111/bju.12825. Epub 2014 Dec 7. PubMed

PMID: 24905965.



30: Larson JA, Kaouk JH, Stifelman MD, Rogers CG, Allaf ME, Potretzke A, Marshall

S, Zargar H, Ball MW, Bhayani SB. Nonmodifiable factors and complications

contribute to length of stay in robot-assisted partial nephrectomy. J Endourol.

2015 Apr;29(4):422-9. doi: 10.1089/end.2014.0424. Epub 2014 Dec 30. PubMed PMID: 




31: Zargar H, Akca O, Ramirez D, Brandao LF, Laydner H, Krishnan J, Stein RJ,

Kaouk JH. The impact of extended warm ischemia time on late renal function after 

robotic partial nephrectomy. J Endourol. 2015 Apr;29(4):444-8. doi:

10.1089/end.2014.0557. Epub 2014 Nov 5. PubMed PMID: 25203268.



32: Autorino R, Zargar H, Butler S, Laydner H, Kaouk JH. Incidence and risk

factors for 30-day readmission in patients undergoing nephrectomy procedures: a

contemporary analysis of 5276 cases from the National Surgical Quality

Improvement Program database. Urology. 2015 Apr;85(4):843-9. doi:

10.1016/j.urology.2014.11.044. Epub 2015 Feb 11. PubMed PMID: 25681252.



33: Addison B, Zargar H, Lilic N, Merrilees D, Rice M. Analysis of 35 cases of

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. ANZ J Surg. 2015 Mar;85(3):150-3. doi:

10.1111/ans.12581. Epub 2014 Mar 25. PubMed PMID: 24661744.



34: Ball MW, Gorin MA, Bhayani SB, Rogers CG, Stifelman MD, Kaouk JH, Zargar H,

Marshall S, Larson JA, Rahbar HM, Trock BJ, Pierorazio PM, Allaf ME. Preoperative

predictors of malignancy and unfavorable pathology for clinical T1a tumors

treated with partial nephrectomy: a multi-institutional analysis. Urol Oncol.

2015 Mar;33(3):112.e9-14. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2014.11.003. Epub 2014 Dec 11.

PubMed PMID: 25499258; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4380792.



35: Zargar H, Caputo P, Kaouk JH. Editorial comment. Urology. 2015

Mar;85(3):594-5. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2014.09.069. PubMed PMID: 25733271.



36: Autorino R, Brandao LF, Sankari B, Zargar H, Laydner H, Akça O, De Sio M,

Mirone V, Chueh SC, Kaouk JH. Laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) vs laparoscopic

living-donor nephrectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJU Int. 2015

Feb;115(2):206-15. doi: 10.1111/bju.12724. Epub 2014 Jul 15. Review. PubMed PMID:




37: Zargar H, Coelho RF, Kaouk JH. Re: R. Houston Thompson, Tom Atwell, Grant

Schmit, et al. Comparison of Partial Nephrectomy and Percutaneous Ablation for

cT1 Renal Masses. Eur Urol 2015;67:252-9. Eur Urol. 2015 Feb;67(2):e23. doi:

10.1016/j.eururo.2014.09.013. Epub 2014 Sep 27. PubMed PMID: 25266972.



38: Zargar H, Autorino R, Akca O, Kaouk JH. Anatomic complexity of renal masses

and outcomes of minimally invasive partial nephrectomy: do we have an answer? Eur

Urol. 2014 Nov;66(5):894-6. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2014.03.023. Epub 2014 Apr 1.

PubMed PMID: 24709654.



39: Zargar H, Khalifeh A, Autorino R, Akca O, Brandão LF, Laydner H, Krishnan J, 

Samarasekera D, Haber GP, Stein RJ, Kaouk JH. Urine leak in minimally invasive

partial nephrectomy: analysis of risk factors and role of intraoperative ureteral

catheterization. Int Braz J Urol. 2014 Nov-Dec;40(6):763-71. doi: doi:

10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2014.06.07. PubMed PMID: 25615258.



40: Rahbar H, Bhayani S, Stifelman M, Kaouk J, Allaf M, Marshall S, Zargar H,

Ball MW, Larson J, Rogers C. Evaluation of renal mass biopsy risk stratification 

algorithm for robotic partial nephrectomy--could a biopsy have guided management?

J Urol. 2014 Nov;192(5):1337-42. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.06.028. Epub 2014 Jun

14. PubMed PMID: 24936720.



41: Zargar H, Krishnan J, Autorino R, Akca O, Brandao LF, Laydner H, Samarasekera

D, Ko O, Haber GP, Kaouk JH, Stein RJ. Robotic nephroureterectomy: a simplified

approach requiring no patient repositioning or robot redocking. Eur Urol. 2014

Oct;66(4):769-77. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2014.02.060. Epub 2014 Mar 12. PubMed

PMID: 24661639.



42: Zargar H, Bhayani S, Allaf ME, Stifelman M, Rogers C, Larson J, Ball MW,

Marshall S, Kumar R, Fergany A, Campbell S, Kaouk J. Comparison of perioperative 

outcomes of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy and open partial nephrectomy in

patients with a solitary kidney. J Endourol. 2014 Oct;28(10):1224-30. doi:

10.1089/end.2014.0297. Epub 2014 Jul 28. PubMed PMID: 24959704.



43: Autorino R, Zargar H, White WM, Novara G, Annino F, Perdonà S, De Angelis M, 

Mottrie A, Porpiglia F, Kaouk JH. Current applications of near-infrared

fluorescence imaging in robotic urologic surgery: a systematic review and

critical analysis of the literature. Urology. 2014 Oct;84(4):751-9. doi:

10.1016/j.urology.2014.05.059. Review. PubMed PMID: 25260441.



44: Zargar H, Autorino R, Kaouk JH. Nephron-sparing surgery for tumors in a

solitary kidney. Curr Opin Urol. 2014 Sep;24(5):459-65. doi:

10.1097/MOU.0000000000000082. Review. PubMed PMID: 24921907.



45: Brandao LF, Zargar H, Laydner H, Akca O, Autorino R, Ko O, Samarasekera D, Li

J, Rabets J, Krishnan J, Haber GP, Kaouk J, Stein RJ. 30-day hospital readmission

after robotic partial nephrectomy--are we prepared for Medicare readmission

reduction program? J Urol. 2014 Sep;192(3):677-81. doi:

10.1016/j.juro.2014.02.009. Epub 2014 Feb 14. PubMed PMID: 24530985.



46: Kaouk JH, Samarasekera D, Krishnan J, Autorino R, Acka O, Brando LF, Laydner 

H, Zargar H. Robotic partial nephrectomy with intracorporeal renal hypothermia

using ice slush. Urology. 2014 Sep;84(3):712-8. doi:

10.1016/j.urology.2014.05.008. PubMed PMID: 25168557.



47: Brandao LF, Zargar H, Autorino R, Akca O, Laydner H, Samarasekera D, Krishnan

J, Haber GP, Stein RJ, Kaouk JH. Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for ≥ 7 cm

renal masses: a comparative outcome analysis. Urology. 2014 Sep;84(3):602-8. doi:

10.1016/j.urology.2014.04.015. Epub 2014 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 24929947.



48: Akca O, Zargar H, Autorino R, Brandao LF, Laydner H, Samarasekera D, Krishnan

J, Noble M, Haber GP, Kaouk JH, Stein RJ. Robotic partial nephrectomy for

caliceal diverticulum: a single-center case series. J Endourol. 2014

Aug;28(8):958-61. doi: 10.1089/end.2014.0184. Epub 2014 May 20. PubMed PMID:




49: Zargar H, Addison B, McCall J, Bartlett A, Buckley B, Rice M. Renal artery

embolization prior to nephrectomy for locally advanced renal cell carcinoma. ANZ 

J Surg. 2014 Jul-Aug;84(7-8):564-7. doi: 10.1111/ans.12545. Epub 2014 Feb 18.

PubMed PMID: 24548680.



50: Zargar H, Kaouk JH. Robot-assisted nephrouretectomy: is LESS more? BJU Int.

2014 Jul;114(1):7-8. doi: 10.1111/bju.12418. PubMed PMID: 24964185.



51: Zargar H, Kaouk JH, Akca O, Autorino R, Brandao LF, Laydner H, Krishnan J,

Samarasekera D, Haber GP, Stein RJ. Step-by-Step robotic heminephrectomy for

duplicated renal collecting system. Int Braz J Urol. 2014 Jul-Aug;40(4):578-9.

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2014.04.21. PubMed PMID: 25251965.



52: Akca O, Zargar H, Autorino R, Brandao LF, Laydner H, Krishnan J, Samarasekera

D, Li J, Haber GP, Stein R, Kaouk JH. Robotic partial nephrectomy for cystic

renal masses: a comparative analysis of a matched-paired cohort. Urology. 2014

Jul;84(1):93-8. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2014.03.017. Epub 2014 May 10. PubMed

PMID: 24821467.



53: Zargar H, Aning J, Legiehn G, Black P. Renovascular hypertension after

laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. J Urol. 2014 May;191(5):1418-20. doi:

10.1016/j.juro.2014.01.103. Epub 2014 Feb 4. PubMed PMID: 24508453.