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Robotic Reconstructive Urology

with Dr. Ronald Cadillo

In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Silva invites Dr. Ronald Cadillo to speak about the realities of reconstructive surgery and bladder neck reconstruction, and explore the challenges of transitioning from performing oncologic surgeries to reconstructive surgeries.

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Ep 102 Robotic Reconstructive Urology with Dr. Ronald Cadillo
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Dr. Ronald Cadillo discusses Robotic Reconstructive Urology on the BackTable 102 Podcast

Dr. Ronald Cadillo

Dr. Ronald Cadillo is a robotic urology surgeon with the Center for Advance Urology & Robotic Surgery in Peurto Rico.

Dr. Jose Silva discusses Robotic Reconstructive Urology on the BackTable 102 Podcast

Dr. Jose Silva

Dr. Jose Silva is a board certified urologist practicing in Central Florida.


First, Dr. Cadillo shares his journey from being a urologist in Peru to coming to the United States in search of a better opportunity to help his family. Then, he discusses his experience of transitioning from open to robotic surgery. He discusses his experience with interviewing at programs and how he felt in the moment of being accepted into the robotic program at the University of Pennsylvania. Next, he describes the experience of completing a robotic boot camp.

Dr. Cadillo faced challenges when returning to Puerto Rico, where there was a greater need for oncology and reconstructive surgeries. He learned that having a healthy obsession when learning new techniques is important, as well as having adequate resources, such as videos and mentors. In his opinion, practice and experience are the most important components of successful reconstructive surgeries. He then shares how he used mentorship and collaboration to deal with complex cases. Finally, he explains how the field of reconstructive urology in Puerto Rico has changed in the past four years with the arrival of a new generation of young urologists.

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