2. New Surgical Techniques in Transplantation

  1. Nizam Mamode2 and
  2. Raja Kandaswamy3
  1. Adam D. Barlow and
  2. Michael L. Nicholson

Published Online: 23 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118483664.ch2

Abdominal Organ Transplantation: State of the Art

Abdominal Organ Transplantation: State of the Art

How to Cite

Barlow, A. D. and Nicholson, M. L. (2013) New Surgical Techniques in Transplantation, in Abdominal Organ Transplantation: State of the Art (eds N. Mamode and R. Kandaswamy), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118483664.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2012
  2. Published Print: 12 FEB 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334326

Online ISBN: 9781118483664



  • Renal transplantation;
  • donor nephrectomy;
  • laparoscopic;
  • robotic-assisted;
  • peri-operative care;
  • multiple arteries


Over the last decade the major developments in renal transplant surgery techniques have been related to laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. However, in more recent years there have also been advances in surgical techniques in the recipient, particularly with regard to minimally invasive and robotic assisted surgery.

This chapter discusses the various techniques for live donor nephrectomy in detail, including the use of robotic-assisted surgery. Recent trends in the peri-operative management of live donors are also discussed. Finally, new techniques in recipient surgery are explored, including minimally invasive approaches, approaches to anastomosing multiple arteries and the use of suture free vascular anastomosis devices.