Patient’s own risk factors

Shadi Dowlatshahi, Wei I.Vickie Wu, Michael Donald Wang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Successful robotic surgery requires preoperative medical optimization. Best practice addresses the spectrum of the patient’s own medical risk factors in an effort to identify patients with elevated risk and ascertain what is modifiable. This spectrum includes cardiac and pulmonary issues, as well as thromboembolic and bleeding risk. Because robotic surgery is often performed in older patients, we also discuss delirium and frailty. In this chapter we cover risk factors, risk assessment tools, and interventions that may improve outcomes, in addition to reviewing procedure-related medical complications. Our aim is to provide a solid medical approach to a smooth operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComplications in Robotic Urologic Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319622774
ISBN (Print)9783319622767
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Bleeding risk
  • Cardiac risk
  • Clinical risk predictors
  • Delirium
  • Frailty
  • Preoperative risk assessment
  • Pulmonary risk
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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