Keck School Faculty

Monish Aron

Monish Aron

Professor of Clinical Urology
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Director, Center for Outpatient Cancer Ablation
NOR 7416 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Factors influencing ICU admission and associated outcome in patients undergoing radical cystectomy with enhanced recovery pathwayUrol Oncol. 2019 09; 37(9):572. e13-572. e19. . View in PubMed

Chronic kidney disease and radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: perioperative and oncologic outcomes in 1,214 patientsUrol Oncol. 2022 08; 40(8):381. e9-381. e16. . View in PubMed

Oncological outcomes of salvage radical prostatectomy for recurrent prostate cancer in the contemporary era: A multicenter retrospective studyUrol Oncol. 2021 05; 39(5):296. e21-296. e29. . View in PubMed

Radical cystectomy and urinary diversion outcomes in patients with single vsdouble renal unit: A 2:1 matched-pair analysis. Urol Oncol. 2023 04; 41(4):207. e17-207. e22. . View in PubMed

Perioperative mortality for radical cystectomy in the modern Era: experience from a tertiary referral center Int Braz J Urol. 2023 May-Jun; 49(3):351-358. . View in PubMed

Association between early postradical cystectomy kidney injury and perioperative outcome in enhanced recovery era Urol Oncol. 2023 Mar 24. . View in PubMed

Reply by Authors J Urol. 2023 05; 209(5):862. . View in PubMed

A Urine-based DNA Methylation Marker Test to Detect Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: A Prospective Cohort Study J Urol. 2023 05; 209(5):854-862. . View in PubMed

Obturator Nerve Injury in Robotic Pelvic Surgery: Scenarios and Management Strategies Eur Urol. 2023 04; 83(4):361-368. . View in PubMed

The Impact of Facility Surgical Caseload Volumes on Survival Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy Cancers (Basel). 2022 Dec 03; 14(23). . View in PubMed

An Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocol for robotic-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomies utilizing a quadratus lumborum block J Robot Surg. 2022 Dec; 16(6):1383-1389. . View in PubMed

Reply by Authors Urol Pract. 2022 Nov; 9(6):541. . View in PubMed

An Assessment Tool to Provide Targeted Feedback to Robotic Surgical Trainees: Development and Validation of the End-To-End Assessment of Suturing Expertise (EASE) Urol Pract. 2022 Nov; 9(6):532-539. . View in PubMed

Impact of Patient, Surgical, and Perioperative Factors on Discharge Disposition after Radical Cystectomy Cancers (Basel). 2022 Oct 27; 14(21). . View in PubMed

Implementation of a multimodal opioid-sparing enhanced recovery pathway for robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy J Robot Surg. 2022 Jun; 16(3):715-721. . View in PubMed

Robotic Repair of Ureteroenteric Stricture Following Radical Cystectomy: A Multi-Institutional Experience Urology. 2022 Mar; 161:125-130. . View in PubMed

Risk factors and natural history of parastomal hernia after radical cystectomy and ileal conduit BJU Int. 2022 09; 130(3):381-388. . View in PubMed

A Radiomic-based Machine Learning Algorithm to Reliably Differentiate Benign Renal Masses from Renal Cell Carcinoma Eur Urol Focus. 2022 07; 8(4):988-994. . View in PubMed

Bladder Recurrence Following Diagnostic Ureteroscopy in Patients Undergoing Nephroureterectomy for Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer: Is Ureteral Access Sheath Protective? Urology. 2022 02; 160:142-146.. View in PubMed

Development and validation of an objective scoring tool to evaluate surgical dissection: Dissection Assessment for Robotic Technique (DART) Urol Pract. 2021 Sep; 8(5):596-604. . View in PubMed

Reply by Authors Urol Pract. 2021 Sep; 8(5):604. . View in PubMed

Outcomes of Robot-assisted Partial Nephrectomy for Clinical T3a Renal Masses: A Multicenter Analysis Eur Urol Focus. 2021 Sep; 7(5):1107-1114. . View in PubMed

Corrigendum re: "Robot-assisted Level II-III Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy: Step-by-Step Technique and 1-Year Outcomes" [Eur Urol 2017;72:267-74] Eur Urol. 2021 Aug; 80(2):e64. . View in PubMed

Shape and texture-based radiomics signature on CT effectively discriminates benign from malignant renal masses Eur Radiol. 2021 Feb; 31(2):1011-1021. . View in PubMed

Initial experience with first postoperative day Foley catheter removal after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy BJU Int. 2021 11; 128(5):555-557. . View in PubMed

Marginal improvement in survival among patients diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer in the second-line antiandrogen therapy era Cancer Med. 2021 11; 10(22):7909-7920. . View in PubMed

Robotic Radical Cystectomy Outcomes after Intervention for Prostate Cancer J Endourol. 2021 05; 35(5):633-638. . View in PubMed

Timing, Patterns and Predictors of 90-Day Readmission Rate after Robotic Radical Cystectomy J Urol. 2021 02; 205(2):491-499. . View in PubMed

Internal audit of an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol for radical cystectomy World J Urol. 2020 Dec; 38(12):3131-3137. . View in PubMed

Neoadjuvant Therapy in High-Risk Prostate Cancer Indian J Urol. 2020 Oct-Dec; 36(4):251-261. . View in PubMed

Durable biochemical response following adrenal metastasectomy for oligometastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer Urol Case Rep. 2020 Sep; 32:101229. . View in PubMed

Long-term oncologic outcomes of robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) with totally intracorporeal urinary diversion (ICUD): a multi-center study World J Urol. 2020 Apr; 38(4):837-843. . View in PubMed

Robotic partial nephrectomy versus radical nephrectomy in elderly patients with large renal masses Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2020 Feb; 72(1):99-108. . View in PubMed

Re: Oncological outcome according to attainment of pentafecta after robot-assisted radical cystectomy in patients with bladder cancer in the multicentre KORARC databaseBJU Int 2020 July 18. DOI: 10. 1111/ bju. 15178. BJU Int. 2020 11; 126(5):644-645. . View in PubMed

Refractory Lymphatic Ascites After Radical Prostatectomy Urology. 2020 11; 145:9-10. . View in PubMed

Natural History of Radiologic Incisional Hernia Following Robotic Nephrectomy J Endourol. 2020 09; 34(9):974-980. . View in PubMed

Chemoradiation for Management of Locally Recurrent or Residual Bladder Cancer: A Case Series and Review of the Literature Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2020 08; 18(4):e473-e477. . View in PubMed

Corona Mortis Artery Pseudoaneurysm Causing Delayed Intermittent Hemoperitoneum After Robotic Radical Prostatectomy Urology. 2020 07; 141:e24-e25. . View in PubMed

Robotic partial nephrectomy vs minimally invasive radical nephrectomy for clinical T2a renal mass: a propensity score-matched comparison from the ROSULA (Robotic Surgery for Large Renal Mass) Collaborative Group BJU Int. 2020 07; 126(1):114-123. . View in PubMed

Upstaging to pT3a disease in patients undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy for cT1 kidney cancer: Outcomes and predictors from a multi-institutional dataset Urol Oncol. 2020 04; 38(4):286-292. . View in PubMed

Radical cystectomy pentafecta: a proposal for standardisation of outcomes reporting following robot-assisted radical cystectomy BJU Int. 2020 01; 125(1):64-72. . View in PubMed

Outcomes and predictors of benign histology in patients undergoing robotic partial or radical nephrectomy for renal masses: a multicenter study Cent European J Urol. 2020; 73(1):33-38. . View in PubMed

A Young Female With Refractory Hypertension Urology. 2020 Jan; 135:e1. . View in PubMed

Robotic versus laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: a large multi-institutional analysis (ROSULA Collaborative Group) World J Urol. 2019 Nov; 37(11):2439-2450. . View in PubMed

Salvage Radical Prostatectomy for Recurrent Prostate Cancer: Morbidity and Functional Outcomes from a Large Multicenter Series of Open versus Robotic Approaches J Urol. 2019 10; 202(4):725-731. . View in PubMed

Surgical approach as a determinant factor of clinical outcome following radical cystectomy: Does Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) level the playing field? Urol Oncol. 2019 10; 37(10):765-773.. View in PubMed

Use of indocyanine green to minimise uretero-enteric strictures after robotic radical cystectomy BJU Int. 2019 08; 124(2):302-307. . View in PubMed

Editorial Comment J Urol. 2019 07; 202(1):67. . View in PubMed

Juxtatumoral perinephric fat analysis in clear cell renal cell carcinoma Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 04; 44(4):1470-1480. . View in PubMed

Extended hospital stay after radical cystectomy with enhanced recovery protocol Can J Urol. 2019 02; 26(1):9654-9659. . View in PubMed

Objective risk stratification of prostate cancer using machine learning and radiomics applied to multiparametric magnetic resonance images Sci Rep. 2019 02 07; 9(1):1570. . View in PubMed

Phase 1 Trial of SBRT to the Prostate Fossa After Prostatectomy Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 05 01; 104(1):50-60. . View in PubMed

Quantitative Contour Analysis as an Image-based Discriminator Between Benign and Malignant Renal Tumors Urology. 2018 Apr; 114:121-127. . View in PubMed

Transvesical robot-assisted simple prostatectomy with 360° circumferential reconstruction: step-by-step technique BJU Int. 2018 08; 122(2):344-348. . View in PubMed

Robotic Parastomal Hernia Repair With Biologic Mesh Urology. 2017 Dec; 110:262. . View in PubMed

Feasibility of expert and crowd-sourced review of intraoperative video for quality improvement of intracorporeal urinary diversion during robotic radical cystectomy Can Urol Assoc J. 2017 Oct; 11(10):331-336. . View in PubMed

Improving needle biopsy accuracy in small renal mass using tumor-specific DNA methylation markers Oncotarget. 2017 Jan 17; 8(3):5439-5448. . View in PubMed

Impact of body mass index on robot-assisted radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion BJU Int. 2017 11; 120(5):689-694. . View in PubMed

Robot-assisted Level II-III Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy: Step-by-Step Technique and 1-Year Outcomes Eur Urol. 2017 08; 72(2):267-274. . View in PubMed

Robotic Intracorporeal Continent Cutaneous Diversion J Urol. 2017 08; 198(2):436-444. . View in PubMed

Upholding Rigorous Standards: Comparable Patterns and Rates of Recurrence Between Open and Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy Eur Urol. 2017 05; 71(5):727-728. . View in PubMed

Identifying aggressive prostate cancer foci using a DNA methylation classifier Genome Biol. 2017 01 12; 18(1):3. . View in PubMed

Migrated Mesh Plug Masquerading as a Bladder Tumor J Endourol Case Rep. 2017; 3(1):1-3. . View in PubMed

Structured learning for robotic surgery utilizing a proficiency score: a pilot study World J Urol. 2017 Jan; 35(1):27-34. . View in PubMed

Evolution of robot-assisted orthotopic ileal neobladder formation: a step-by-step update to the University of Southern California (USC) technique BJU Int. 2017 Jan; 119(1):185-191. . View in PubMed

Transvaginal bowel evisceration following robot-assisted radical cystectomy Indian J Urol. 2016 Oct-Dec; 32(4):320-322. . View in PubMed

Feasibility of robotic radical prostatectomy for medication refractory chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: Initial results Indian J Urol. 2016 Jul-Sep; 32(3):238-41. . View in PubMed

Beyond 2D telestration: an evaluation of novel proctoring tools for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery J Robot Surg. 2016 Jun; 10(2):103-9. . View in PubMed

Editorial Comment J Urol. 2016 May; 195(5):1375. . View in PubMed

Outpatient Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: Matched-Pair Comparison with Inpatient Surgery J Endourol. 2016 May; 30 Suppl 1:S52-6. . View in PubMed

Extended lymph node dissection in robotic radical prostatectomy: Current status Indian J Urol. 2016 Apr-Jun; 32(2):109-14. . View in PubMed

Initial Series of Four-Arm Robotic Completely Intracorporeal Ileal Ureter J Endourol. 2016 Apr; 30(4):395-9. . View in PubMed

Personalized 3D printed model of kidney and tumor anatomy: a useful tool for patient education World J Urol. 2016 Mar; 34(3):337-45. . View in PubMed

Robotic Intracorporeal Orthotopic Neobladder: Urodynamic Outcomes, Urinary Function, and Health-related Quality of Life Eur Urol. 2016 Feb; 69(2):247-53. . View in PubMed

Advances in Robotic Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy: Intracaval Balloon Occlusion, Patch Grafting, and Vena Cavoscopy Eur Urol. 2016 11; 70(5):884-890. . View in PubMed

Multi-Institutional Experience with Robotic Nephrectomy with Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy J Urol. 2016 04; 195(4 Pt 1):865-71. . View in PubMed

Robotic Level III Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy: Initial Series J Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):929-38. . View in PubMed

A novel interface for the telementoring of robotic surgery BJU Int. 2015 Aug; 116(2):302-8. . View in PubMed

Port Placement and Docking for Robotic Surgery: The University of Southern California Approach J Endourol. 2015 Aug; 29(8):868-72. . View in PubMed

Radical Prostatectomy or External Beam Radiation Therapy vs No Local Therapy for Survival Benefit in Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A SEER-Medicare Analysis J Urol. 2015 Aug; 194(2):378-85. . View in PubMed

Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic and Laparoscopic Simple Prostatectomy: A European-American Multi-institutional Analysis Eur Urol. 2015 Jul; 68(1):86-94. . View in PubMed

Robotic radical cystectomy: so far, so good--what next? Eur Urol. 2015 Mar; 67(3):361-2.. View in PubMed

Words of wisdomRe: Cytoreductive radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate cancer and low volume skeletal metastases--results of a feasibility and case-control study. Eur Urol. 2015 Mar; 67(3):589-90. . View in PubMed

Robotic implantation of biodegradable regenerative urinary conduit: experimental study J Endourol. 2015 Jan; 29(1):52-7. . View in PubMed

Editorial comment J Urol. 2014 Dec; 192(6):1618; discussion 1619. . View in PubMed

Robotic intracorporeal orthotopic neobladder during radical cystectomy in 132 patients J Urol. 2014 Dec; 192(6):1734-40. . View in PubMed

Robotic radical cystectomy--is the diversion the Achilles' heel? J Urol. 2014 Dec; 192(6):1601-3.. View in PubMed

Renal tumor contact surface area: a novel parameter for predicting complexity and outcomes of partial nephrectomy Eur Urol. 2014 Nov; 66(5):884-93. . View in PubMed

Robotic intracorporeal urinary diversion: technical details to improve time efficiency J Endourol. 2014 Nov; 28(11):1320-7. . View in PubMed

Robot-assisted bladder diverticulectomy J Endourol. 2014 Oct; 28(10):1159-64. . View in PubMed

Robotic partial nephrectomy with superselective versus main artery clamping: a retrospective comparison Eur Urol. 2014 Oct; 66(4):713-9. . View in PubMed

Flank muscle volume changes after open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy J Endourol. 2014 Oct; 28(10):1202-7. . View in PubMed

Transvesical robotic simple prostatectomy: initial clinical experience Eur Urol. 2014 Aug; 66(2):321-9. . View in PubMed

Intraoperative ultrasonography with a surgeon-manipulated microtransducer during robotic radical prostatectomy Int J Urol. 2014 Jul; 21(7):736-9. . View in PubMed

Robotic surgery beyond the prostate Indian J Urol. 2014 Jul; 30(3):273-4. . View in PubMed

Robotic nephron-sparing surgery for renal tumors: Current status Indian J Urol. 2014 Jul; 30(3):275-82. . View in PubMed

Novel training methods for robotic surgery Indian J Urol. 2014 Jul; 30(3):333-8. . View in PubMed

Robotic sacrocolpopexy Indian J Urol. 2014 Jul; 30(3):318-25. . View in PubMed

Robotic radical cystectomy and intracorporeal urinary diversion: The USC technique Indian J Urol. 2014 Jul; 30(3):300-6. . View in PubMed

Three-dimensional surgical navigation model with TilePro display during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy J Endourol. 2014 Jun; 28(6):625-30. . View in PubMed

Small renal mass biopsy--how, what and when: report from an international consensus panel BJU Int. 2014 Jun; 113(6):854-63. . View in PubMed

Mid-term UK outcomes data after extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy BJU Int. 2014 Mar; 113(3):354-5. . View in PubMed

Editorial comment J Urol. 2013 Nov; 190(5):1679. . View in PubMed

Management of large median and lateral intravesical lobes during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy J Endourol. 2013 Nov; 27(11):1389-92. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic-assisted vesicocalicostomy for severe pelvi-ureteral stricture disease JSLS. 2013 Jul-Sep; 17(3):468-70. . View in PubMed

A model for managing erectile dysfunction following prostate cancer treatment Curr Opin Urol. 2013 Mar; 23(2):129-34. . View in PubMed

Minimally invasive partial nephrectomy for single versus multiple renal tumors J Urol. 2013 Feb; 189(2):462-7. . View in PubMed

Robotic intracorporeal orthotopic ileal neobladder: replicating open surgical principles Eur Urol. 2012 Nov; 62(5):891-901. . View in PubMed

Validation of a novel robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy surgical training model BJU Int. 2012 Sep; 110(6):870-4. . View in PubMed

Robotic transrectal ultrasonography during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy Eur Urol. 2012 Aug; 62(2):341-8. . View in PubMed

Zero ischemia anatomical partial nephrectomy: a novel approach J Urol. 2012 Mar; 187(3):807-14. . View in PubMed

3-Dimensional elastic registration system of prostate biopsy location by real-time 3-dimensional transrectal ultrasound guidance with magnetic resonance/transrectal ultrasound image fusion J Urol. 2012 Mar; 187(3):1080-6. . View in PubMed

Concurrent and predictive validation of a novel robotic surgery simulator: a prospective, randomized study J Urol. 2012 Feb; 187(2):630-7. . View in PubMed

Robotic and laparoscopic high extended pelvic lymph node dissection during radical cystectomy: technique and outcomes Eur Urol. 2012 Feb; 61(2):350-5. . View in PubMed

A nonischemic approach to partial nephrectomy is optimalYes. J Urol. 2012 Feb; 187(2):387-8. . View in PubMed

Anatomic renal artery branch microdissection to facilitate zero-ischemia partial nephrectomy Eur Urol. 2012 Jan; 61(1):67-74. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic-assisted vesicocalicostomy for severe pelvi-ureteral stricture disease JSLS. 2012 Jan-Mar; 16(1):163-5. . View in PubMed

Editorial comment Urology. 2011 Dec; 78(6):1337. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for completely intraparenchymal tumors J Urol. 2011 Dec; 186(6):2182-7. . View in PubMed

Face, content and construct validity of a novel robotic surgery simulator J Urol. 2011 Sep; 186(3):1019-24. . View in PubMed

Robotic flexible ureteroscopy for renal calculi: initial clinical experience J Urol. 2011 Aug; 186(2):563-8. . View in PubMed

Laparoendoscopic single-site pyeloplasty: a comparison with the standard laparoscopic technique BJU Int. 2011 Mar; 107(5):811-815. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: a decade of evolution J Endourol. 2011 Feb; 25(2):145-50. . View in PubMed

Where do we really stand with LESS and NOTES? Eur Urol. 2011 Feb; 59(2):231-4.. View in PubMed

"Zero ischemia" partial nephrectomy: novel laparoscopic and robotic technique Eur Urol. 2011 Jan; 59(1):128-34. . View in PubMed

Laparoendoscopic single-site nephrectomy in pediatric patients: initial clinical series of infants to adolescents Urology. 2010 Dec; 76(6):1457-61. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic ureterolysis with omental wrap for idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis BJU Int. 2010 Sep; 106(5):703-7. . View in PubMed

Treatment of the 2 to 3 cm renal mass J Urol. 2010 Aug; 184(2):419-22. . View in PubMed

Single-port transvesical enucleation of the prostate: a clinical report of 34 cases BJU Int. 2010 May; 105(9):1296-300. . View in PubMed

Consensus statement of the consortium for laparoendoscopic single-site surgery Surg Endosc. 2010 Apr; 24(4):762-8. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: advances since 2005 Curr Opin Urol. 2010 Mar; 20(2):111-8. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic renal cryoablation: 8-year, single surgeon outcomes J Urol. 2010 Mar; 183(3):889-95. . View in PubMed

Clinical practiceSmall renal mass. N Engl J Med. 2010 Feb 18; 362(7):624-34. . View in PubMed

800 Laparoscopic partial nephrectomies: a single surgeon series J Urol. 2010 Jan; 183(1):34-41. . View in PubMed

NOTES hybrid transvaginal radical nephrectomy for tumor: stepwise progression toward a first successful clinical case Eur Urol. 2010 Jan; 57(1):138-44. . View in PubMed

Laparo-endoscopic single site (LESS) versus standard laparoscopic left donor nephrectomy: matched-pair comparison Eur Urol. 2010 Jan; 57(1):95-101. . View in PubMed

Are prostate needle biopsies predictive of the laterality of significant cancer and positive surgical margins? BJU Int. 2009 Dec; 104(11):1599-603.. View in PubMed

Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in octogenarians Urology. 2009 Nov; 74(5):1042-6. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma: oncological outcomes at 10 years or more J Urol. 2009 Nov; 182(5):2172-6. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: Newer trends Indian J Urol. 2009 Oct-Dec; 25(4):516-22. . View in PubMed

Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery: initial hundred patients Urology. 2009 Oct; 74(4):805-12. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic assisted ileal ureter: technique, outcomes and comparison to the open procedure J Urol. 2009 Sep; 182(3):1032-9. . View in PubMed

Age-related Epstein-Barr virus-associated lymphoproliferative disorder presenting as renal mass Urology. 2009 Sep; 74(3):505-8. . View in PubMed

For: Radical nephrectomy in the setting of metastatic renal cell cancer: proceed judiciously J Urol. 2009 Sep; 182(3):832-3. . View in PubMed

Transvaginal nephrectomy with a multichannel laparoscopic port: a cadaver study BJU Int. 2009 Jun; 103(11):1537-41. . View in PubMed

Open to debateThe motion: A robot is necessary for laparoscopic enucleation of renal masses. Eur Urol. 2009 May; 55(5):1229-32. . View in PubMed

Flexible robotics Urol Clin North Am. 2009 May; 36(2):157-62viii. . View in PubMed

Urology training in India: Balancing national needs with global perspectives Indian J Urol. 2009 Apr; 25(2):254-6. . View in PubMed

Is routine transposition of anterior crossing vessels during laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty necessary? J Endourol. 2009 Mar; 23(3):469-73.. View in PubMed

Cryoablation for renal tumors: current status Curr Opin Urol. 2009 Mar; 19(2):138-42. . View in PubMed

Transumbilical single-port laparoscopic partial nephrectomy BJU Int. 2009 Feb; 103(4):516-21. . View in PubMed

Functional outcomes following percutaneous surgery in the solitary kidney J Urol. 2009 Jan; 181(1):154-60. . View in PubMed

Embryonic natural orifice transumbilical endoscopic surgery (E-NOTES) for advanced reconstruction: initial experience Urology. 2009 Jan; 73(1):182-7. . View in PubMed

Re: dilemma of small renal masses ANZ J Surg. 2009 Jan-Feb; 79(1-2):88; author reply 88. . View in PubMed

Energy-free nerve-sparing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: the bulldog technique BJU Int. 2008 Dec; 102(11):1766-9. . View in PubMed

Transvesical robotic radical prostatectomy BJU Int. 2008 Dec; 102(11):1666-9. . View in PubMed

Transumbilical single-port surgery: evolution and current status Eur Urol. 2008 Nov; 54(5):1020-9. . View in PubMed

Single-port transvesical simple prostatectomy: initial clinical report Urology. 2008 Nov; 72(5):960-5. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic management of interaortocaval metastases of renal cell carcinoma J Endourol. 2008 Oct; 22(10):2381-4; discussion 2384. . View in PubMed

The case for laparoscopic partial nephrectomy J Endourol. 2008 Sep; 22(9):1917-9; discussion 19251929. . View in PubMed

Feasibility of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy after previous ipsilateral renal procedures Urology. 2008 Sep; 72(3):584-8. . View in PubMed

Expanding indications for laparoscopic partial nephrectomy Urology. 2008 Sep; 72(3):481-7. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy for upper tract transitional cell carcinoma: oncological outcomes at 7 years J Urol. 2008 Sep; 180(3):849-54; discussion 854. . View in PubMed

Laser robotically assisted nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy: a pilot study of technical feasibility in the canine model BJU Int. 2008 Aug 05; 102(5):598-602. . View in PubMed

Single port transumbilical (E-NOTES) donor nephrectomy J Urol. 2008 Aug; 180(2):637-41; discussion 641. . View in PubMed

Flexible robotic retrograde renoscopy: description of novel robotic device and preliminary laboratory experience Urology. 2008 Jul; 72(1):42-6. . View in PubMed

Common bile duct injury during urologic laparoscopy J Endourol. 2008 Jul; 22(7):1483-4. . View in PubMed

Robotic and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: a matched-pair comparison from a high-volume centre BJU Int. 2008 Jul; 102(1):86-92. . View in PubMed

Impact of gender in renal cell carcinoma: an analysis of the SEER database Eur Urol. 2008 Jul; 54(1):133-40. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy versus laparoscopic cryoablation for multiple ipsilateral renal tumors Eur Urol. 2008 Jun; 53(6):1210-6. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: integration of an advanced laparoscopic technique ANZ J Surg. 2008 Jun; 78(6):471-5. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic cystoprostatectomy in a heart transplant recipient Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2008 Jun; 18(3):319-21. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic pyeloplasty with concomitant pyelolithotomy: technique and outcomes J Endourol. 2008 Jun; 22(6):1251-5. . View in PubMed

Robotic NOTES (Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery) in reconstructive urology: initial laboratory experience Urology. 2008 Jun; 71(6):996-1000. . View in PubMed

Early continence outcomes of posterior musculofascial plate reconstruction during robotic and laparoscopic prostatectomy BJU Int. 2008 May; 101(9):1135-9. . View in PubMed

Risk factor analysis of postoperative complications in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy J Urol. 2008 Apr; 179(4):1289-94; discussion 1294-5. . View in PubMed

Partial nephrectomy--why, when, how? J Urol. 2008 Mar; 179(3):811-2.. View in PubMed

The effect of prostate weight on the outcomes of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy BJU Int. 2008 Mar; 101(5):589-93. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic radical cystectomy: long-term outcomes Curr Opin Urol. 2008 Mar; 18(2):167-72. . View in PubMed

The use of an endoscopic stapler vs suture ligature for dorsal vein control in laparoscopic prostatectomy: operative outcomes BJU Int. 2008 Feb; 101(4):463-6. . View in PubMed

Ureteroscopic versus percutaneous treatment for medium-size (1-2-cm) renal calculi J Endourol. 2008 Feb; 22(2):343-6. . View in PubMed

Scarless single port transumbilical nephrectomy and pyeloplasty: first clinical report BJU Int. 2008 Jan; 101(1):83-8. . View in PubMed

Single-port laparoscopic surgery in urology: initial experience Urology. 2008 Jan; 71(1):3-6. . View in PubMed

Diaphragmatic repair and/or reconstruction during upper abdominal urological laparoscopy J Urol. 2007 Dec; 178(6):2444-50. . View in PubMed

Perioperative outcomes with laparoscopic radical cystectomy: "pure laparoscopic" and "open-assisted laparoscopic" approaches Urology. 2007 Nov; 70(5):910-5. . View in PubMed

Critical prospective appraisal of renal morphology and function in children undergoing shockwave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy J Endourol. 2007 Sep; 21(9):961-6. . View in PubMed

Initial clinical evaluation of a new pneumatic intracorporeal lithotripter BJU Int. 2007 Sep; 100(3):629-32. . View in PubMed

Second prize: preliminary experience with the Niris optical coherence tomography system during laparoscopic and robotic prostatectomy J Endourol. 2007 Aug; 21(8):814-8. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic radical cystectomy BJU Int. 2007 Aug; 100(2):455-76. . View in PubMed

Oncological outcomes of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for renal cancer Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2007 Jun; 62(3):251-6. . View in PubMed

[Robotic radical cystectomy] Arch Esp Urol. 2007 May; 60(4):439-48. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy BJU Int. 2007 May; 99(5 Pt B):1258-63. . View in PubMed

Flexible robotics: a new paradigm Curr Opin Urol. 2007 May; 17(3):151-5. . View in PubMed

Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of tumor in transplanted kidneyUrology. 2007 Apr; 69(4):778. e5-7. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: an evolving standard Nat Clin Pract Urol. 2007 Mar; 4(3):116-7. . View in PubMed

Against the motion: open partial nephrectomy is the standard of care for small resectable solid renal masses Eur Urol. 2007 Feb; 51(2):562-4; discussion 564. . View in PubMed

Pediatric shockwave lithotripsy: size matters! J Endourol 2007 Feb; 21(2):141-4. . View in PubMed

Minimally invasive nephron-sparing surgery (MINSS) for renal tumoursPart II: probe ablative therapy. Eur Urol. 2007 Feb; 51(2):348-57. . View in PubMed

Minimally invasive nephron-sparing surgery (MINSS) for renal tumours part I: laparoscopic partial nephrectomy Eur Urol. 2007 Feb; 51(2):337-46; discussion 46-7. . View in PubMed

Percutaneous versus transurethral cystolithotripsy and TURP for large prostates and large vesical calculi: refinement of technique and updated data Int Urol Nephrol. 2007; 39(1):173-7. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in obese patients Urology. 2007 Jan; 69(1):44-8. . View in PubMed

Safety of supracostal punctures for percutaneous renal surgery Int J Urol. 2006 Oct; 13(10):1267-70. . View in PubMed

Cryotherapy: clinical end points and their experimental foundations Urology. 2006 Jul; 68(1 Suppl):38-44. . View in PubMed

Forgotten ureteral stents causing renal failure: multimodal endourologic treatment J Endourol. 2006 Jun; 20(6):423-8. . View in PubMed

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Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for complete staghorn calculi in preschool children J Endourol. 2005 Oct; 19(8):968-72. . View in PubMed

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Hemiresection of the prostate: short-term randomized comparison with standard transurethral resection J Endourol. 2005 Sep; 19(7):868-72. . View in PubMed

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Prospective, randomized comparison of transperitoneal versus retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy J Urol. 2005 Aug; 174(2):442-5; discussion 445. . View in PubMed

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Incidental detection of purulent fluid in kidney at percutaneous nephrolithotomy for branched renal calculi J Endourol. 2005 Mar; 19(2):136-9. . View in PubMed

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Percutaneous antegrade removal of impacted upper-ureteral calculi: still the treatment of choice in developing countries J Endourol. 2005 Jan-Feb; 19(1):54-7. . View in PubMed

Antegrade endopyelotomy in pelvic kidney Int Urol Nephrol. 2005; 37(1):13-5. . View in PubMed

Multi-tract percutaneous nephrolithotomy for large complete staghorn calculi Urol Int. 2005; 75(4):327-32. . View in PubMed

Spectrum of stone composition: structural analysis of 1050 upper urinary tract calculi from northern India Int J Urol. 2005 Jan; 12(1):12-6. . View in PubMed

Upper pole access for complex lower pole renal calculi BJU Int. 2004 Oct; 94(6):849-52; discussion 852. . View in PubMed

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Radical cystectomy in septuagenarian patients with bladder cancer Int Urol Nephrol. 2004; 36(3):353-8. . View in PubMed

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Total endoscopic management of complicated urinary stone disease Saudi Med J. 2003 Feb; 24(2):226-7. . View in PubMed

Bilateral simultaneous tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy Int Urol Nephrol. 2003; 35(3):313-4. . View in PubMed

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Vapor resection: a good alternative to standard loop resection in the management of prostates >40 cc J Endourol. 2002 Dec; 16(10):767-71. . View in PubMed

Is there a need for pelvic CT scan in cases of renal cell carcinoma? Int Urol Nephrol. 2002; 33(1):13-5.. View in PubMed

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Dr. Monish Aron is an expert in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for malignant and benign conditions of the prostate, kidney, bladder, adrenal gland, and ureter. He trained in urology at some of the premier institutions in India, Australia, and the United States. Dr. Aron completed his fellowship training in advanced robotics and laparoscopy at the Cleveland Clinic, and was recruited to USC in 2009.

He has received numerous acclaimed awards including the GB Ong Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, as well as several awards for his scientific presentations and surgical videos at the American Urological Association Congress. Dr. Aron has published extensively (>200 publications) and serves as reviewer for 8 leading urologic journals, including editorial board appointments for 3 journals.

Dr. Aron has played a pioneering role in the development and refinement of robotic prostate and kidney surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery for bladder cancer. Dr. Aron has been invited to speak at and demonstrate minimally invasive surgical techniques at numerous national and international institutions.
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