Patient Positioning

An indwelling urethral catheter is inserted. The patient is placed in a modified lateral decubitus position with the umbilicus over the break of the operating table. The table is flexed as required. Lumbar and thoracic supports with padding are placed behind the patient to secure the position. The arm on the ipsilateral side is flexed with the shoulder at 90° to the chest in an armrest, with padding over bony prominences; the contralateral arm is similarly flexed and protected (Fig. 1). A peripheral warming blanket is applied.

After the patient's skin is prepared and draped, the surgeon and scrub nurse stand facing the patient. The camera stack is moved to a comfortable position directly opposite the surgeon, and the assistant sits to the side of the operator.

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