Robotic Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery: A Journey from “Back to the Future”

Vineet Gauhar, Olivier Traxer, Sung Yong Cho, Jeremy Yuen Chun Teoh, Alba Sierra, Vishesh Gauhar, Kemal Sarica, Bhaskar Somani, Daniele Castellani

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The introduction of robotics has revolutionized surgery. Robotic platforms have also recently been introduced in clinical practice specifically for flexible ureteroscopy. In this paper, we look at the robotic platforms currently available for flexible ureteroscopy, describing their advantages and limitations. The following robotic platforms are discussed: Roboflex Avicenna®, EasyUretero®, and ILY® robot. Finally, potential future advancements in this field are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5488
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 2022


  • flexible ureteroscopy
  • renal stones
  • retrograde intrarenal surgery
  • robotics


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