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  • Luis G. Medina
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    The Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, USC Institute of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Aref S. Sayegh
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    The Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, USC Institute of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Charles F. Polotti
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    The Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, USC Institute of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

    Division of Urology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
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  • Giovanni E. Cacciamani
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    The Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, USC Institute of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Rene Sotelo
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    Address correspondence to: Rene Sotelo, M.D., Department of Clinical Urology, USC Institute of Urology, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Ave., Suite 7416. 90089-9178, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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    The Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, USC Institute of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
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      This manuscript showcases our experience and progress as we refined the technique and embraced technological advances, namely, robotic surgery. Robotic surgery was instrumental given the challenges faced when repairing rectourethral fistulae (RUF) laparoscopically. We also believe by reducing the learning curve, this surgery is more likely to be replicated and adopted by other surgeons/institutions.
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