Evaluation & Surgical Management of Renal Cancer

Course Directors: 
Chandru Sundaram, MD
Vsevolod Matveev, MD

Alexander Kutikov, MD (USA)
Zhamshid Okhunov, MD (USA)
Vsevolod Matveev, MD (Russia)
Daniel Eun, MD (USA)
Aurus Dourado, MD (Brazil)

This course will review the management of clinically localized renal masses and the recent AUA Guidelines that apply to this. This will include a review of tumor biology and the potential role of renal mass biopsy. Guidelines recommendations for patient evaluation and counseling will also be reviewed, and the current role for all of the major management strategies will be discussed. Oncologic and functional considerations and perioperative risk profiles will be reviewed for partial nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy, thermal ablation, and active surveillance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate, diagnose, and risk stratify patients with localized renal masses
  • Counsel patients with localized renal masses about the various management strategies, including oncologic and functional considerations and potential morbidities
  • Role of renal biopsy
  • Manage patients with localized renal masses, including appropriate utilization of PN, RN, ablation and active surveillance
  • Apply the AUA Guidelines regarding the evaluation and management of localized renal masses safely and effectively





1:00PM – 1:10PM

Welcoming & Introductions

Chandru Sundaram
Vsevolod Matveev

1:10PM – 1:25PM

Imaging of Renal Masses

Aurus Dourado

1:25PM – 1:40PM

Renal mass biopsy

Zhamshid Okhunov

1:40PM – 1:55PM

Active Surveillance for Small Renal Masses

Alexander Kutikov

1:55PM – 2:10PM

Renal mass ablation: techniques and outcomes

Zhamshid Okhunov

2:10PM – 2:20PM

Laparoscopy vs Robotics for Renal Masses

Aurus Dourado


Video Session: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Step by Step

2:30PM – 2:50PM

Transperitoneal Partial Nephrectomy

Daniel Eun

2:50PM – 3:10PM

Retroperitoneal Partial Nephrectomy

Alexander Kutikov

3:10PM – 3:30PM

Renorrhaphy based on tumor and patient factors

Chandru Sundaram

3:30PM – 3:50PM

Troubleshooting during robotic nephrectomy

Chandru Sundaram
Daniel Eun

3:50PM – 4:10PM

Cytoreductive Nephrectomy: indications and outcomes

Vsevolod Matveev

4:10PM – 4:30PM

IVC Thrombectomy: Technique and outcomes

Vsevolod Matveev

4:30PM – 5:00PM

Panel discussion: Difficult Cases

Chandru Sundaram and faculty




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