Pengfei Shao, MD, presented “Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy (LRC) and Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion (ICUD)” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in April 2021.

How to cite: Shao, Pengfei. “Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy (LRC) and Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion (ICUD)” April 2021. Accessed Jul 2024.


Pengfei Shao, MD, Associate Professor and Chief Physician of Urology at First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, discusses both laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC) and intracorporeal urinary diversion (ICUD) operations and the ability of robotics, through the endoscopic stapler, to assist physicians with ICUD. He discusses the history of LRC as well as a step-by-step outline of performing both procedures. Dr. Shao also compares ICUD to endoscopic urinary diversion, with data showing that while the two procedures have similar outcomes, ICUD has lower rates of complications. He also discusses the technical difficulties of the procedures, noting the risk of developing neobladder stones from the procedure. Following the lecture is a brief Q&A with GRU Asian Series Editor Peter K.F. Chiu, MD, PhD, FRCSEd.


Professor Shao is an Associate Professor and the Chief Physician of the Department of Urology at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University in Nanjing, China. He completed his urology residency in Nanjing, and then continued his training at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

His research and surgical practice focuses on minimally invasive surgery for urological cancers, and he is one of the top experts in China on complex laparoscopic urological surgeries. His clinical interests include retroperitoneoscopic partial nephrectomy with segmental artery clamping, laparoscopic IVC thrombectomy, and laparoscopic total intra-corporeal neobladders. He is a credited author on over 100 peer-reviewed articles.