Gregory Lovallo's research while affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and other places

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The objective of this study was to compare the perioperative and short-term functional and oncological outcomes of single-port and multiport robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy using propensity-score analysis. We evaluated all patients who underwent robotic partial nephrectomy at our institution between January 2019 and October 2020....
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Objectives : To compare the perioperative results and intermediate-term functional outcomes of single port and multiport robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy by using a propensity-score analysis. Materials and Methods : We evaluated all patients who underwent robotic prostatectomy by three urologic surgeons at our institution between Januar...
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Objectives To compare the perioperative and postoperative outcomes of single port robotic pyeloplasty and multiport robotic pyeloplasty using a propensity-score matched analysis. Materials and Methods We performed a chart review of all patients who underwent single port robotic pyeloplasty from January 2019 to October 2020 and multiport robotic py...
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Introduction & objective: Scant literature is available on surgical outcomes of radical cystectomies on the new single-port (SP) system. This study compares short term outcomes in patients undergoing radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion (ICUD) on the multi-port (MP) vs. SP platform. Methods: This IRB approved study used a pro...
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OBJECTIVES To describe surgical techniques and peri-operative outcomes with secondary robotic pyeloplasty (RP), and compare them to those of primary RP. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed our multi-institutional, Collaborative of Reconstructive Robotic Ureteral Surgery (CORRUS) database for all consecutive patients who underwent RP between 04/201...
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Introduction: Closed drains have traditionally been placed after partial nephrectomy because of risks of bleeding and urine leak. We sought to study the safety of a nonroutine drain (NRD) approach after transperitoneal robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN). Patients and Methods: From a multi-institutional database, we have analyzed the data of 904 pat...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of cryopreserved umbilical cord (UC) allograft as a nerve wrap around the neurovascular bundle (NVB) in accelerating return to continence after radical prostatectomy. A single-center, retrospective study was performed on 200 patients who underwent bilateral, nerve-sparing robo...
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Background: Single port (SP) robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery was approved by the FDA for urologic surgery and clinically available in 2018. This new robotic system enables a camera and 3 separate instruments, with fully wristed motions, to be placed through a single 25 mm port. This system was designed to perform complex surgery in narrow de...
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Objectives: To most accurately assess the risks and benefits of this technique we evaluated outcomes of selective clamping vs. full clamping in a patients with a solitary kidney undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN). Subjects/patients and methods: Data from IRB approved retrospective and prospective databases from 2006 to 2019 at multiple...
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Objectives: To assess the incidence of post-operative arterial malformation (AM) and urine leak/urinoma (UL) after robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) in a contemporary series. To evaluate risk factors for these complications. Methods: All RPNs were queried from IRB-approved retrospective and prospective nephrectomy databases. Demographics, peri-o...

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... In reality, the comfort of a large working space and improved visibility still make the transperitoneal approach favorable for most urologists (30). Single-port RARP could be performed in a smaller operating space, which allows it to be performed in extraperitoneal ways more easily (31). Compared with transperitoneal single-port RARP, extraperitoneal singleport RARP is associated with a significantly shorter postoperative hospital stay and decreased need for postoperative narcotics (32). ...
... Seventy papers were excluded after the screening and 27 were potentially illegible for a full manuscript evaluation. In total, 10 papers met our inclusion criteria [11,12,[19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26]. Table 1 illustrates the basic characteristics of each study. ...
... In general, a single overnight stay is achievable in most patients undergoing RAPN [39]. The omission of a drain in most cases is another factor that might have contributed to this trend of reduced LOS [40]. ...
... Intuitive surgical recently released a purpose-built, single-site robotic platform, the da Vinci SP system, which received FDA approval in 2018 and has already been successfully used in many urological procedures [5,6]. Studies have shown that the single-port (SP) system may allow for a shorter hospital stay, decreased postoperative pain, and improved scar cosmesis [7,8]. ...
... Partial nephrectomy (PN) should entail optimal locoregional tumor control with minimization of procedure-related complications (1). The impact of ischemic injury on renal function remains controversial (2)(3)(4)(5)(6). Many studies concur on the two main principles regarding the optimization of functional outcomes: maximizing parenchymal volume preservation and minimizing ischemia-related nephron damage (7)(8)(9)(10). ...
... All studies took place in the same country, with short to medium term follow up ranging from 4 to 20 months. The interventional groups were compared to a control group with pre-operative variables, with two studies utilising propensity score (PS) algorithms [17,18], one using binary logistic regression [19] and the one with multiple regression analysis of the outcome of interest [20]. The fifth study compared two interventional groups with different allografts to a control group of patients immediately prior to initiation of the intervention [21]. ...