Thomas Edward Ahlering

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Vice Chair, Urology
School of Medicine
M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine, M.D.
B.S., University of California, Berkeley
M.D., University of Southern California, Residency and Fellowship
Phone: (714) 456-6068
Fax: (888) 378-4524
University of California, Irvine
333 City Blvd West
Suite 2100, RT 81
Mail Code: 5395
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Robotic Prostatectomy
Research Abstract
Dr. Ahlering has received widespread recognition for his expertise particularly in the development of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy assisted by the da Vinci robot. His research efforts concentrate on maximizing functional recovery and patient-reported outcomes following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. He has multiple investigator-initiated trials on continence and sexual function, including the predictive capability of 30-day continence and 90-day percent fullness on long-term patient outcomes. He continually pioneers new treatment modalities for prostate cancer, such as in a surgical trial for treatment of metastatic prostate cancer, collaborating with UCLA nuclear medicine physicians on the 68-Ga PSMA PET/CT scan for the detection of post-surgical recurrences, and a multi-center trial on an online email patient portal. Even further, his publications have established that delay of recovery of sexual function can be explained by well-established principles of peripheral nerve injury. He demonstrated in a randomized control trial that surgeon skill had more impact on potency preservation compared to inflammatory injury based on experience preventing inflammation-based surgical injury with hypothermia. Thus, robotic prostatectomy produces improved outcomes for the patient in reduced blood loss, nearly zero blood transfusions, low complication rates, earlier return to work, and excellent oncological outcomes with low positive margin rates.
van Velthoven, R., Ahlering, T. E., Skarecky, D. W., Huynh, L., & Clayman, R. V. Technique for Laparoscopic Running Urethrovesical Anastomosis: The Single Knot Method. Urology. April 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2020.04.026
Ahlering, T. E., My Huynh, L., Towe, M., See, K., Tran, J., Osann, K., El Khatib, F. M., & Yafi, F. A. Testosterone replacement therapy reduces biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy. BJU International. July 2020. doi: 10.1111/bju.15042.
Huynh LM and Ahlering TE. Challenging beliefs of testosterone therapy and prostate cancer. Nature Reviews. Urology. December 2019. doi: 10.1038/s41585-019-0253-8
Yuh BE, Kwon YS, Shider BM, Singer EA, Jang TL, Kim S, Stein MN, Mayer T, Ferrari A, Lee N, Parikh RR, Ruel N, Kim WJ, Horie S, Byun SS, Ahlering TE, Kim IY. Results of a Phase 1 Study on Cytoreductive Radical Prostatectomy in Men with Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Prostate Cancer. Prostate Int. Sep 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.prnil.2018.10.002
Huynh LM, Kamaljot K, Porter J, Wagner C, Witt J, Wilson T, Lau C, Ahlering TE. A Randomized Control Trial of Anti-Inflammatory Regional Hypothermia on Urinary Continence during Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Scientific Reports. Oct 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34657-4.
Huynh LM, Skarecky D, Wilson T, Lau C, Wagner C, Porter J, Witt J, Ahering TE. Internal and External Validation of 90-Day Percent Erection Fullness Score Model Potency Recovery following Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. European Urology Oncology. Sept 2018.
Ahlering TE, Huynh LM, Kaler K, et al. Unintended Consequences Decreased PSA-based Prostate Cancer Screening. World Journal of Urology. July 2018. 10.1007/s00345-018-2407-3
Badani KK, Reddy BN, Moskowitz EJ, Paulucci DJ, Whalen MJ, Skarecky DW, Huynh LM, Ahlering TE. The Number of Lymph Nodes Sampled during Radical Prostatectomy does not Impact the Rate of Biochemical Recurrence in Patients with Seminal Vesicle Invasion and Node-Negative Disease. Urologic Oncology. Apr 2018.
Huynh LM, Ahlering TE. Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy – a Step-by-Step Guide. Journal of Endourology. Feb 2018.
Huynh LM, Osann K, Skarecky D, Ahlering TE. Predictive Modeling of Two-Year Potency Outcomes via a Novel 90-Day Percent Fullness Scale after Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. British Journal of Urology, International. Feb 2018. 10.1111/bju.14190
Calais J, Fendler Wp, Eiber M, Gartmann J, Chu FL, Nikols G, Reiter RE, Rittig MB, Mark LS, Ahlering TE, Huynh LM, Slavik R, Gupta P, Quon A Allen-Auerbach MS, Czernin J, Hermann K. Impact of (68) Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT on the Management of Prostate Cancer Patients with Biomedical Recurrence. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Dec 2017.
Daskivich TJ1, Abedi G, Kaplan SH, Skarecky D, Ahlering T, Spiegel B, Litwin MS, Greenfield S. Electronic health record problem lists: accurate enough for risk adjustment? Am J Manag Care. 2018 Jan 1;24(1):e24-e29.
Kim D, Parihar JS, Kwon YS, Kim S, Shinder B, Lee N, Farber N, Ahlering T, Skarecky D, Yuh B, Ruel N, Kim WJ, Rha KH, Kim IY. Risk of Complications and Urinary Incontinence following Cytoreductie Prostatectomy: A Multi-Institutional Study. Asian J Androl. Jan 2018. doi: 10.4103/1008-682X.196852.
Skarecky D, Van T, Morales B, Gordon A, Ahlering T, Continence Postcards versus Urinary Pad logs: Simple Methods to Measure Early Pad Free Urinary Continence after Radical Prostatectomy. Urology Practice 4(5): 378-382, Sept 2017
Daskivich TJ, Dru CJ, Skarecky DW, Ahlering T, Freedland SJ, Association of comorbid disease burden at diagnosis with higher tumor grade in men with non-metastatic prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases 20: 343-347, Sept 2017
Skarecky DW, Yu H, Linehan J, Morales BE, Su MY, Fwu P, Ahlering T, Hypothermic Cooling Measured by Thermal MRI; Feasibility and Implications for Virtual Imaging in the Urogenital Pelvis. Urology 108: 220-224, Oct 2017
William SB, Morales BE, Huynh LM, Osann K, Skarecky DW, Ahlering T, Analysis of Accessory Pudendal Artery Transection on Erections During Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. J. Endourology 31(11): 1170-1175, Nov 2017
Daskivich TJ, Wood LN, Skarecky D, Ahlering T, Freedland S, Limitations of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines for prediction of limited life expectancy in men with prostate cancer. J. Urology e-pub Aug 28, 2016
Sooriakumaran, P., Dev, H. S., Skarecky, D., & Ahlering, T. E. The importance of surgical margins in prostate cancer. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2016 3:310-315.
Gordon, A., Skarecky, D., Osann, K., Eichel, L., Dhaliwal, H., Morales, B., & Ahlering, T. Quantification of Long Term Stability and Specific Relief of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) after Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Urology. 2016
Skarecky D, Gordon A, Babaian KN, Dhaliwal H, Morales B, Ahlering TE. Analysis of Improved Urinary Peak Flow Rates After Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Endourol. 2015 Oct; 29(10):1152-8.
Kwon YS, Ha YS, Modi PK, Salmasi A, Parihar JS, Patel N, Faiena I, May M, Lee DI, Llukani E, Patrick T, Rha KH, Ahlering T, Skarecky D, Ahn H, Choi SK, Park S, Jeon SS, Ou YC, Eun D, Manucha V, Albala D, Badani K, Yuh B, Ruel N, Kim TH, Kwon TG, Marchalik D, Hwang J, Kim WJ, Kim IY. Oncologic outcomes in men with metastasis to the prostatic anterior fat pad lymph nodes: a multi-institution international study. BMC Urol. 2015 Aug 1;15:79.
Bianco FJ, Albala DM, Belkoff LH, Miles BJ, Peabody JO, He W, Bradt JS, Haas GP, Ahlering TE. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Solifenacin Succinate versus Placebo Control, Phase 4, Multicenter Study Evaluating Urinary Continence after Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. J Urol. 2014 Oct 2. pii: S0022-5347(14)04586-8. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.09.106.
Ahmed K, Khan R, Mottrie A, Lovegrove C, Abaza R, Ahlawat R, Ahlering T, Ahlgren G, Artibani W, Barret E, Cathelineau X, Challacombe B, Coloby P, Khan MS, Hubert J, Michel MS, Montorsi F, Murphy D, Palou J, Patel V, Piechaud PT, Van Poppel H, Rischmann P, Sanchez-Salas R, Siemer S, Stoeckle M, Stolzenburg JU, Terrier JE, Thüroff JW, Vaessen C, Van Der Poel HG, Van Cleynenbreugel B, Volpe A, Wagner C, Wiklund P, Wilson T, Wirth M, Witt J, Dasgupta P. Development of a standardised training curriculum for robotic surgery: a consensus statement from an international multidisciplinary group of experts. BJU Int. 2014 Oct 31. doi: 10.1111/bju.12974 5. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2014.11.005. [Epub ahead of print]
Dev HS, Wiklund P, Vatel V, Parashar D, Palmer K, Nyberg T, Skarecky D, Neal DE, Ahlering T, Sooriakumaran P. Surgical margin length and location affect recurrence rates after robotic prostatectomy. Urol Oncol. 2014 Dec 12. pii: S1078-1439(14)00392-
Ahlering TE, Skarecky DW. Preserving Sexual Function After Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: Avoiding Thermal Energy Near Nerves. BJU Int. 2014 Jul;114(1):131-2.
Gordon A, Skarecky DW, Ahlering T. Long-term Outcomes in Severe Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men Undergoing Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Urology. 2014 Oct;84(4):826-31. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2014.05.052. Epub 2014 Aug 5. PMID: 25102787
Sooriakumaran P, Srivastava A, Shariat SF, Stricker PD, Ahlering T, Eden CG, Wiklund PN, Sanchez-Salas R, Mottrie A, Lee D, Neal DE, Ghavamian R, Nyirady P, Nilsson A, Carlsson S, Xylinas E, Loidl W, Seitz C, Schramek P, Roehrborn C, Cathelineau X, Skarecky D, Shaw G, Warren A, Delprado WJ, Haynes AM, Steyerberg E, Roobol MJ, Tewari AK. A Multinational, Multi-institutional Study Comparing Positive Surgical Margin Rates Among 22393 Open, Laparoscopic, and Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy Patients. Eur Urol. 2014 Sep;66(3):450-6. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2013.11.018. Epub 2013 Nov 24.
Liss MA, Gordon A, Morales B, Osann K, Skarecky D, Lusch A, Zaldivar F, Ahlering TE. Urinary Nerve Growth Factor as an Oncologic Biomarker for Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness. Urol Oncol. 2014 Jul;32(5):714-9. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2014.01.018. Epub 2014 Apr 29.
Liss MA, Morales B, Skarecky D, Ahlering TE. Phase 1 clinical trial of vesicare(™) (solifenacin) in the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence After Radical Prostatectomy. J Endourol. 2014 Oct;28(10):1241-5. doi: 10.1089/end.2014.0342. Epub 2014 Jul 21.
Babaian KN, Skarecky D, Liss MA, Osann K, Lusch A, Ahlering TE. A Comparative Analysis of Complications After Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy for Men Aged =69 and =70 Years. J Endourol. 2014 Sep 11. PMID:25281778
Liss MA, Taylor SA, Batura D, Steensels D, Chayakulkeeree M, Soenens C, Rao GG, Dash A, Park S, Patel N, Woo J, McDonald M, Nseyo U, Banapour P, Unterberg S, Ahlering TE, Van Poppel H, Sakamoto K, Fierer J, Black PC, Fluoroquinolone Resistant Rectal Colonization Predicts Risk of Infectious Complications Following Transrectal Prostate Biopsy. J Urol. 2014 Jun 10. Epub
Jia Z, Lilly M, Koziol JA, Chen X, Xia XQ, Wang Y, Skarecky D, Sutton M, Sawyers A, Ruckle H, Carpenter P, Rodriquez JW, Jiang J, Deng M, McLaren CE, Gurley MJ, Lee C, McClelland M, Ahlering T, Kattan MW, Mercola D, Generation of virtual control groups for single arm prostate cancer adjuvant trials. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 21;9(1):e85010. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085010. eCollection 2014.
Modi P, Sadimin E, Ha YS, Kim JH, Skarecky D, ChaDY, Ou YC, Yuh B, Park S, Wilson T, Cancer J 19(2):133-139, 2013.
Sohn W, Lee HJ, Ahlering TE, Robotic Surgery: review of prostate and bladder cancer.
Ahlering T, Gordon A, Morales B, Skarecky D, Preserving Continence during Robotic Prostatectomy. Current Urology Reports, 14(1):52-58, Feb 2013.
Liss M, Skarecky DW, Morales B, Osann K, Ahlering TE, Preventing Complications of Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Urology 81(2):319-323, Feb 2013.
Liss M, Skarecky DW, Morales B, Ahlering T, The Application Regional Hypothermia using Transrectal Cooling during Radical Prostatectomy to mitigate surgical and post- surgical inflammatory damage to preserve continence. J Endourology 26(12), 1553- 1557, Dec 2012
Liss M, Behesti N, Skarecky D, Lusch A, Morales B, Narula N, Osann K, Ahlering T, Robot assisted radical prostatectomy: 5 Year oncologic and biochemical outcomes. J Urology 188(6): 2205-2211, Dec 2012
Montorsi F, Wilson TG, Rosen RC, Ahlering TE, Artibani W, Carroll PR, Costello A, Eastham JA, Ficarra V, Guazzoni G, Menon M, Novara G, Patel VR, Stolzenburg JU, Van der Poel H, Van Poppel H, Tewari AK, Mottrie A. Best Practices in Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Recommendations of the Pasadena Consensus Panel. Eur Urol 62(3): 368-381, 2012.
Novara G, Ficarra V, Mocellin S, Ahlering TE, Carroll PR, Graefen M, Guazzoni G, Menon M, Patel VR, Shariat SF, Tewari AK, Van Poppel H, Zattoni F, Montorsi F, Mottrie A, Rosen RC Wilson TG. Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of studies reporting Oncological Outcomes after Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Eur Urol 62(3): 382-404, 2012.
Ficarra V, Novara G. Ahlering TE, Costello A, Eastham JA, Graefen M, Guazzoni G, Menon M, Mottrie A. Patel VR, Van der Poel H, Rosen RC, Tewari AK, Wilson TG, Zattoni F, Montorsi F. Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of studies reporting potency rates after Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Eur Urol 62(3): 418-430, 2012.
Kim W, Abdelsheid C, Lee HJ, Ahlering T, Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in
Beck S, Skarecky D, Miller SD, Ahlering TE,Tension Adjustable Stitch for Athermal Neurovascular Bundle Preservation in Robotic Radical Prostatectomy. J Endourology 26(7): 834-837, 2012.
Wedmid A, Mendoza P, Sharma S, Hastings R, Monahan K, Walicki M, Ahlering T, Porter J, Castle E, Ahnmed F, Frazer II H, Eun D, Lee D, Rectal Injury during robotic assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP): Incidence and Management. J Urology 186(5): 1928-33, 2011.
Beck S, Skarecky D, Osann K, Juarez R, Ahlering TE, Transverse versus Vertical Camera Port Incisions in Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: Impact on Incisional Hernias and Cosmesis. Urology 78(3): 586-591, 2011.
Skarecky D, Morales B, Chang A, Ahlering T, Simple prediction method of return to pad- free continence for men undergoing Robotic Radical Prostatectomy (RARP). J Endourology 25(9): 1451-1455, 2011
Patel VR, Coelho R, Rocco R, Orvieto M, Sivaraman A, Palmer KJ, Kameh D, Santoro L, Coughlin GD, Liss M, Jeong M, Stern JM, Sharma S, Zorn KC, Shikanov S, Shalhav AL, Zagaja GP, Ahlering TE, Rha KH, Albala DM, Fabrizio MD, Lee DI, Chauhan S, Positive Surgical Margins after Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: A Multi Institutional Study. J Urology 186(2): 511-516, 2011.
Chauhan S, Patel MB, Coelho RF, Liss M, Rocco B, Sivaraman AK, Palmer KJ, Coughlin GD, Ferrigni RG, Castle EP, Ahlering TE, Parra-Davila E, Patel VR, Preliminary analysis of the feasibility and safety of Salvage Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy after radiation failure: Multi-Institutional peri-operative and short term functional outcomes. J Endo 25:1013-1019, 2011.
Liss MA, Santos R, Osann K,Lau A, Ahlering TE, Ornstein DK, PCA-3 molecular urine assay for prostate cancer: association with pathologic features and impact of collection protocols. World J Urology 183(4): 683-638, 2011.
Pick D, Skarecky DW, Osann K, Narula N, Finley D, Ahlering TE,The Impact of Cavernosal Nerve Preservation on Continence following Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: BJU 108(9): 1492-1496, 2011. Prostatectomy. J Endourology 24(7): 1111-1116, 2010.
Finley D, Chang A, Morales B, Osann K, Skarecky DW, Ahlering TE , Impact of Regional Hypothermia on Urinary Continence and Potency following Robot-assisted Radical
Liss MA, Canvasser N, Chu W, Chang A, Gan J, Li R, Santos R, Skarecky D, Ahlering TE, Negative impact on Urinary Quality of Life based on Security or 1 Pad versus 0 pads status following Radical Prostatectomy-An evaluation of patient-reported validated questionnaires. J Urology 183(4): 1464-1468, 2010.
Box G, Kaplan A, Rodriguez E, Skarecky DW, Osann K, Finley D, Ahlering TE , Sacrifice of Accessory Pudendal Arteries in normally potent men during Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy does not impact potency. J Sex Med 7(1): 298-303 2010.
Lavery HJ, Samadi DB, Thaly R, Albala D, Ahlering T, Shalhav A, Wiklund P, Tewari A, Fagin R, Costello AJ, Coughlin G, Patel VR: The advanced learning curve in robotic prostatectomy: a multi-institutional survey" J. Robotic Surg 3:165-169, 2009.
Zorn KC, Gautam G, Shalhav AL, Clayman RV, Ahlering TE, Albala DM, Lee DI, Sundaram CP, Matin SF, Castle EP, Winfield HN, Gettman MT, Lee BR, Thomas R, Patel VR, Leveillee RJ, Wong C, Badlani GH, Rha KH, Eggener SE, Wiklund P, Mottrie A, Atug F, Kural AR, Joseph JV; Members of the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons. Training, Credentialing, Proctoring, Medicolegal Risks of Robotic Urology Surgery: Recommendations of the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons, J Urology 182(3): 1126- 1132, 2009
Finley D, Osann K, Chang A, Santos, R, Skarecky DW, Ahlering TE , Hypothermic Radical Prostatectomy: Impact on Continence J Endourology 23 (9), 1443-1450, 2009.
Yee D, Narula N, Amin M, Skarecky DW, Ahlering TE, Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: Current evaluation of surgical margins in clinically low, intermediate, and high risk prostate cancer. J Endourology 23 (9), 1461-1465, Sept 2009.
Gamboa AJ, Santos RT, Sargent ER, Louie MK, Box GN, Sohn KH, Truong H, Lin R, Khosravi A, Santos R, Ornstein DK, Ahlering TE, Tyson DR, Clayman RV, McDougall EM, Long term impact of a Robot Assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy Mini Fellowship Training Program on postgraduate urologica practice patterns. J Urology 181(2): 778- 782, 2009. 104 (10), 1484-1489, Nov 2009.
Finley D, Rodriquez E, Skarecky DW, Ahlering TE, Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Potency Recovery following Unilateral Nerve sparing Prostatectomy (RLP). BJU Int
Finley D, Osann K, Skarecky DW, Ahlering TE, Hypothermic nerve sparing radical prostatectomy: rationale, feasibility, and impact of early continence. Urology 73(4) 691-696, 2009.
Rodriguez E, Finley D, Skarecky DW, Ahlering TE: Single Institution 2 Year Patient- Reported Validated Sexual Function Outcomes after Robotic-assisted Radical Prostatectomy. J Urology 181(1):259-63, 2009.
Lavery HJ, Thaly R, Smith JA, Albala D, Ahlering T, Shalhav A, Lee D, Fagin R, Wiklund P, Dasgupta P, Costello AJ, Coughlin G, Patel VR: Robotic Equipment Malfuncation during robotic prostatectomy: a multi-institutional study" J. Endourology 22(9):2165-8, 2008
Skarecky DW, Brenner M, Rajan SS, Rodriguez E, Narula N, Melgoza F, Ahlering TE: Zero Surgical Margins after Radical Prostatectomy: Is the end in sight? Expert Rev Med Devices 5(6):709-17, 2008.
Pick D, Ahlering TE, Omental Splenosis Discovered During Robotic Prostatectomy J Endourol 2008 Aug;22(8):1743-4
Ahlering TE, Kaplan A, Yee DS, Skarecky DW. Prostate Weight and Early Potency in Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Urology 72(6):1263-8, 2008.
Simoneau AR, Gerner EW, Nagle R, Ziogas A, Fujikawa-Brooks S, Yerushalmi H, Ahlering TE, Lieberman R, McLaren CE, Anton-Culver H, Meyskens Jr FL. The effect of difluoromethylornithine on decreasing prostate size and polyamines in men: Results of a year-long Phase IIb placebo-controlled chemoprevention trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarker Prev 17(2): 292-299, 2008.
Simoneau AR, Gerner EW, Nagle R, Ziogas A, Fujikawa-Brooks S, Yerushalmi H, Ahlering TE, Lieberman R, McLaren CE, Anton-Culver H, Meyskens Jr FL. The effect of difluoromethylornithine on decreasing prostate size and polyamines in men: Results of a year-long Phase IIb placebo-controlled chemoprevention trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarker Prev 17(2): 292-299, 2008.
Rodriguez E, Melamud O, Ahlering TE, Nerve-sparing Techniques in open and Laparascopic Prostatectomy. Expert Rev. Anticancer Ther 8(3), 475-479, 2008.
Ahlering TE, Eichel L, Skarecky DW: Evaluation of Long-Term Thermal Injury using cautery during Nerve Sparing Robotic Prostatectomy Urology 72(6):1371-4, 2008.
Ahlering TE, Eichel L, Skarecky DW: Evaluation of Long-Term Thermal Injury using cautery during Nerve Sparing Robotic Prostatectomy Urology 72(6):1371-4, 2008.
Ukimura O, Ahlering TE, Gill IG: Transrectal Ultrasound Guided Energy-Free Nerve Sparing Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. J Endourology Sep;22(9):1993-5. 2008
Rodriquez E, Skarecky D, Narula N, Ahlering TE: Prostate volume estimation using the ellipsoid formula consistently underestimates actual gland size. J Urology 179(2):501- 503, 2008.
Finley DS, Savatta D, Kopelan A, Ahlering TE: Transperitoneal Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy and Inguinal Herniorrhaphy. J Robotic Surg 1(4):269-272, 2007.
Finley DS, Deane L, Rodriquez E, Vallone J, Deshmukh S, Skarecky D, Carpenter P, Narula N, Ornstein DK, Ahlering TE: Anatomic excision of anterior prostatic fat at radical prostatectomy: Implications for pathologic upstaging. Urology 70(5): 1000-1003, 2007.
Khan F, Rodriguez E, Finley D, Skarecky DW, Ahlering TE: Implications of Spread of Electrocautery Heat Energy and ‘Heat Sinks’ for Athermal Nerve Sparing Robotic Prostatectomy. J. Endourology, 21(10):1195-1198, 2007
Rodriguez E, Skarecky D, Ahlering TE: Oncological Outcomes after Robotic-assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Archivo Espanoles de Urologica, 60(4):421-429, 2007 (in English/Spanish).
Rodriguez E, Skarecky D, Ahlering TE: Salvage Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy with Pelvic Lymph node dissection after Cryotherapy Failure. J. Robotic Surg 1:89-90, 2007.
Finley DS, Rodriguez, E., Ahlering TE: Combined Inguinal Hernia Repair with Prosthetic Mesh during Transperitoneal Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: A Four Year Experience. J. Urology 178:1296-1300, 2007.
Yee DS, Gelman J, Skarecky DW, Ahlering TE: Fossa Navicularis Strictures in Robotic Radical Prostatectomy. J Robotic Surg 1(2):151-154, 2007.
Rodriguez, E., Gill IS, Ahlering TE: Vascular Pedicle Control during Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy: Bulldog Clamp and Suturing Technique. J. Endourology, 22(9):1969-70; 2008
Borin J, Skarecky DW, Narula N, Ahlering TE: The Impact of Urethral Stump Length on Continence and Positive Surgical Margins in Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Protstatectomy Urology 70(1): 173-177, 2007.
Yee DS, Ahlering TE, Gelman J, Skarecky DW: Fossa Navicularis Strictures in 22F Catheters used in Robotic Radical Prostatectomy. JSLS 11(3), 321-5, 2007.
Yee D, Narula N, Ramzy I, Boker J, Ahlering TE, Skarecky DW, Ornstein DL: Reduced Annexin II Protein in High Grade Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia and Prostate Cancer Arch Pathol Lab Med 131(6):902-908, 2007.
Ahlering TE, Borin J, Skarecky DW: Early Potency with Cautery Free Neurovascular Bundle Preservation Study in Robotic Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy J. Endourology 20(8):586-589, 2006
Rodriguez, E., Skarecky DW, Ahlering TE, Post-Robotic Prostatectomy Urinary Continence: Characterization of Perfect Continence versus Occasional Dribbling in Pad- Free Men. Urology 67(4): 785-788, 2006.
McDougall EM, Corica FA, Chou DS, Abdelshehid CS, Uribe CA, Stoliar G, Sala LG, Khonsari SS, Eichel L, Boker JR, Ahlering TE, Clayman RV: Short-term impact of a robot- assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy ‘mini-residency’ experience on postgraduate urologists’ practice patterns. Int J Med Robot 2(1):70-74, 2006.
Matsunaga G, Ahlering TE, Skarecky DW: Update on Robotic Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. Scientific World 17:2542-2552, 2006.
Ahlering TE, Eichel L, Skarecky DW: Early Potency with Cautery Free Neurovascular Bundle Preservation Study in Robotic Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy J. Endourology 19(6): 715-718, 2005.
Ahlering TE, Eichel L, Chou D, Skarecky DW: Feasibility Study for Robotic Radical Prostatectomy Cautery Free Neurovascular Bundle Preservation. (+video) Urology 65(5):994-97, 2005.
Chou DS, Abdelshehid CS, Uribe CA, Khonsari SS, Eichel L, Boker JR, Shanberg AM, Ahlering TE, Clayman RV, McDougall EM. Initial impact of a dedicated postgraduate laparoscopic mini-residency on clinical practice patterns. J Endourology 19(3): 360-365, 2005.
Ahlering TE, Eichel L, Edwards R, Skarecky D. The Impact of Obesity on Clinical Outcomes in Robotic Prostatectomy. Urology 65(4): 740-744, 2005.
Ahlering TE, Skarecky D. Long-term Outcome of Detectable PSA Levels after radical prostatectomy. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases 8: 163-166, 2005.
Basillotte J., Ahlering TE, Skarecky DW, Lee DI and Clayman RV. Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: Review and Assessment of an Emerging Technique. Surgical Endoscopy 18(12): 1694-1711, 2004.
Ahlering TE, Eichel L, Edwards R, Lee DI, Skarecky D. Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: A Technique to reduce pT2 Margins. (+video) Urology 64(6):1224-1228, 2004
Ahlering TE. Viewpoint: Robotic versus Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. Nature Clinical Practice-Urology 1(2): 58-59, 2004.
Basillotte J., Abdelsehid C, Ahlering TE, Shanberg AM. Laparoscopic Assisted Radical Cystectomy with Ileal Neobladder: A comparison with the open approach. J. Urology 172:489-493, 2004.
Pick D, Lee DI, Skarecky D, and Ahlering TE. Anatomic Port Placement for the Robotic Prostatectomy. J EndoUrology 18(6):572-575, 2004.
Lee DI, Eichel L, Skarecky D. Ahlering TE. Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy with a Single Assistant. Urology 63(6) June 2004.
Ahlering TE, Woo D., Eichel L, Lee DI, Edwards R, Skarecky D. Robot-Assisted vs. Open Prostatectomy: A comparison of one surgeon's outcomes. Urology 63(5) May 2004.
Ahlering TE, Skarecky DW, Lee DI, and Clayman RC. Successful Transfer of Open Surgical Skills to a Laparoscopic Environment using a Robotic Interface: Initial Experience with the Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. J. Urology 170(5):1738-1741, 2003.
Perer E, Ahlering TE, Lee D and Clayman RC. Robotic Revelation: Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy by a non-laparoscopic surgeon. J. Am. Coll. Surgeons, 197(4):693-696, 2003. Laparoscopic Running Urethrovesical Anastomosis: ‘The Single Knot Technique’ Urology 61(4):699-702, 2003.
vanVelthoven R., Ahlering TE, Skarecky DW and Clayman RC. Technique for
Ahlering TE, Thayer KS, Sumnani DM, Hovey RM, and Skarecky DW. Radical prostatectomy stabilizes peak urinary flow rates. Can J Urology 10(1):1749-1753, 2003.
Ahlering TE, Skarecky D,McLaren C, Weinberg A.: Seminal vesicle involvement in D1 disease predicts PSA recurrence and metastasis after radical prostatectomy and early endrocrine therapy. Cancer, 94(6):1648-1653, March 15, 2002.
Forrest M., Ahlering, T.E.: Bilateral Asynchronous Paratesticular Leiomysarcomas. J. Urol., 2309-2310, 2001.
Janoff DM, Skarecky DW, McLaren CE and Ahlering TE. Prostate Needle Biopsy Infection After Four or Six Dose Ciprofloxacin Can J Urology 7(4):1066-1069, 2000.
Gazzaniga, M., Shanberg, A., Turbow, B., and Ahlering, T.: Adenocarcinoma occurring in an Indiana pouch urinary diversion. J. Urol., 900, 2000.
Gazzaniga, M., Shanberg, A., Turbow, B., and Ahlering, T.: Adenocarcinoma occurring in an Indiana pouch urinary diversion. J. Urol., 900, 2000.
Spitz A.,Wilson T.G.,Kawachi M.H.,Ahlering T.E., and Skinner D.G.: Vena Caval Resection for Bulky Metastatic Germ Cell Tumors: An 18-year experience. J. Urol., 158, 1813-1818, 1997.
Navon, J., Soliman, H., Khonsari, F. and Ahlering, T.E.: Screening Cystoscopy and Survival of Spinal Cord Injury Patients with Squamous Cell Cancer of the Bladder. J. Urol., 157:2109-2111, 1997.
Larsen, L.D., Chamberlin, D.A., Khonsari, F., Ahlering, T.E.: Retrospective Analysis of Urological Complications in Male Patients with Spinal Cord Injury Managed with and without Indwelling Urinary Catheters. - Urol, 5O:418-22, 1997.
Navon, J., Rahimtadah, M., Wong, A.K., Carpenter, P.M. Ahlering, T.E.: Angiosarcoma of bladder following radiation therapy. J. Urol. 157(4): 1359-60, 1997.
Ahlering, T.E., Parker, R., Kumar, S., Taylor., C. Gilden, R. and Figlin, R.A.: Practice Guidelines for Prostate Cancer. Cancer Journal from Scientific American. Vol. 2(3A) Supplement: 577-86, 1996.
Eastham, J.A., Ahlering, T.E. Use of anti-Ras Ribozyme to Alter the In Vivo Malignant Phenotype of a Human Transitional Cell Cancer Cell Line. J. Urol. 156:1186, 1996.
Hald, D.E., Ahlering, T.E. and Razor, B.: The Pathogenesis and Management of Urothelial Malignancies. J.of WOCN. 23(2):144-149, 1996.
Shanberg, A.M., Sawyer, D.E., Lee, I.S., Rodgers, L.W., Tansey, L.A. and Ahlering, T.E.: Depth of Penetration of the neodymium: Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser in the Human Prostate and Clinical Resutls of High Dose Laser Energy in 50 Patients. World Journal of Urology 13, 1995.
Navon, J., Weinberg, A.C. and Ahlering, T.E.: A Comparative Study of Postoperative Morbidity with Cystectomy and Continent Urinary Diversion in Elderly versus Younger Patients. J. Urol., 154:1325-1328, 1995.
Navon, J.D., Weinberg, A.C. and Ahlering, T.E.: Continent Urinary Diversion Using a Modified Indiana Pouch in Elderly Patients. American Surgeon 60:786-788, 1994.
Esrig, D., Kanellos, A.W., Freeman, J.A., Stein, J.P., Kiyabu, M., Ahlering, T.E.: Metatatic Renal Cell Carcinoma to the Contralateral Ureter. Urology 44:278-281, 1994.
Eastham, J.A., Ahlering, T.E. and Skinner, E.C.: Xanthrogranulomatous Pyelonephritis: Clinical Findings and Surgical Considerations. Urology Vol 43: 295-299, March, 1994.
Shanberg, A.M., Lee, I., Tansey, L., Sawyer, D., Rogers, L., and Ahlering, T.E.: Depth of Penetration of the Neodymium - YAG Laser in the Human Prostate at Various Dosimetry. Urology 43(6):809-812, 1994.
Eastham, J.A., Wilson, T.G., Russell, C., Ahlering, T.E., Skinner, D.G.: Surgical Resection in Patients With a Non-seminomatous Germ Cell Tumor Who Fail to Normalize Their Serum Tumor Markers After Chemotherapy. Urology, 43(1):74-80, 1994.
Wilson, T.G., Moreno, J.G., Weinberg, A., Ahlering, T.E.: Late Complications of the Modified Indiana Pouch. J. Urology 151:331-334, 1994.
Eastham, J.A., Wilson, T.G. and Ahlering, T.E.: Urologic evaluation and management of renal-proximity stab wounds. Journal of Urology, 150:1771-1773, 1993.
Eastham, J.A., Wilson, T.G., Larsen, D.W. and Ahlering, T.E.: Angiographic
Eastham, J.A., Wilson, T.G., Ahlering, T.E.: Radiographic Evaluation of Adult Patients with Blunt Renal Trauma. J. Urol. 148:266-67, 1992.
Esrig, D., Ahlering, T.E., Lieskovsky, G. and Skinner, D.G.: Experience with Fossa Recurrence of Renal Cell Carcinoma. J. Urol. 147:1491-94,1992.
Ahlering, T.E., Lieskovsky, G. and Skinner, D.G.: Salvage Surgery for Radioresistant Prostatic Adenocarcinoma. Journal of Urology. 147, 900-902, 1992. 2:3-15 (1992).
Kashani-Sabet, M., Funato, T., Tone, T., Jiao, L., Wang, W., Yoshida, E., Wu, A.M., Moreno, J.G., Traweek, S.T., Ahlering, T.E., and Scanion, K.J.: Reversal of Malignant Phenotype by an Anti-ras Ribozyme. Antisense Research and Development.
Moreno, J.G. and Ahlering, T.E.: Late Local Complications after Definitive Radiotherapy for Prostatic Adenocarcinoma. J. Urol. 147, 926-928, 1992.
Ahlering, T.E., Weinberg, A.C. and Razor, B.: The Modified Indiana Pouch. J. Urol. 145:1156-58, 1991.
Ahlering, T.E., Weinberg, A.C. and Razor, B.: The Modified Indiana Pouch. J. Urol. 145:1156-58, 1991.
Boyd, S.D., Skinner, D.G., Lieskovsky, G., Kawachi M.H. and Ahlering, T.E.: Study of Antireflux Nipple Valves of Kock Ileal Urinary Reservoir: An Experimental Investigation in Dogs. Urology. 37 (1): 80-87, 1991.
Weiss, R.B., Liu, B. C.-S., Ahlering, T.E., Dubeau, L. and Droller, M.J.: Mechanism of Human Bladder Tumor Invasion: Role of Protease Cathepsin B. J. Urol. 144:798, 1990.
Ahlering, T.E. and Skinner, D.G.: Vena caval resection in bulky metastatic germ cell tumors: Short and long term results. Journal of Urology. 142:1497, 1989.
Ahlering, T.E., Weinberg, A.C. and Razor, B.: A Comparative Study of the Ileal Conduit, Kock Pouch and Modified Indiana Pouch. Journal of Urology. 142:1193, 1989.
Ahlering, T.E., Weintraub, P. and Skinner, D.G.: Adult Sarcomas of the Bladder and Prostate. Journal of Urology. 140:1397-99, 1988.
Weinberg, A.C., Boyd, S.D., Lieskovsky, G., Ahlering, T.E., and Skinner, D.G.: Hemi-Kock Augmentation Ileocystoplasty: Low Pressure Anti-Refluxing System. Journal of Urology. 140:1380-84, 1988.
Ahlering, T.E., Kanellos, A., Lieskovsky, G., Boyd, S.D., Skinner, D.G.: A Comparative Study of Perioperative Complications with Kock Pouch Urinary Diversion in Highly Irradiated Versus Non-Irradiated Patients. Journal of
Ahlering, T.E., Dubeau, L. and Jones, P.A.: A New In Vivo Model to Study Invasion and Metastasis of Human Bladder Carcinoma. Cancer Research. 47:6660-6665, 1987.
Ahlering, T.E., Boyd, S.D., Hamilton, C.L., Bragin, S.D., Chandrasoma, P.T., Lieskovsky, G. and Skinner, D.G.: Emphysematous Pyelonephritis: A 5-Year Experience with 13 Patients. Journal of Urology. 134:1086, 1985.
Ahlering, T.E., Boyd, S.D., Hamilton, C.L., Bragin, S.D., Chandrasoma, P.T., Lieskovsky, G. and Skinner, D.G.: Emphysematous Pyelonephritis: A 5-Year Experience with 13 Patients. Journal of Urology. 134:1086, 1985.
Kuntze, J.R., Lowe, P. and Ahlering, T.E.: Recurrent Testicular Torsion of the Testes after Orchiopexy. Journal of Urology. 134:1209, 1985.
Kuntze, J.R., Weinberg, A.C. and Ahlering, T.E.: Hyperammonemic Coma Due to Proteus Infection. Journal of Urology 134:972, 1985.
Ahlering, T.E., Weinberg, A.C. and Lieskovsky, G.: Pelvic Abscess Following Appendicitis Presenting as a Left Scrotal Abscess. Journal of Urology 133:1058, 1985.
Ahlering, T.E., Lieskovsky, G. and Skinner, D.G.: Indications for Urethrectomy in Men Undergoing Single Stage Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer. Journal of Urology 131:652, 1984.
Ahlering, T.E., Henderson, J.B. and Skinner, D.G.: Controlled Hypotensive Anesthesia to Reduce Blood Loss in Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer. Journal of Urology 129:953, 1983.
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