Information for the Treatment of Kidney Cancer | Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


The 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.

What are the advantages of Robotic Surgery?

Our Mission

To provide excellent clinical of the highest quality, resulting in outstanding clinical outcomes, optimizing renal function, minimizing blood loss and length of hospital stay.  To provide patient care in regional, national, and international forums of urology.

To provide and maintain facilities in which premier, quality, and
individualized patient care can be delivered.

To provide an atmosphere and resources conducive to Basic Science and
Clinical urologic research.

To provide continuing education programs for urologists regionally, nationally, and internationally.


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