Background: The novel da Vinci Single-Port (SP) robotic platform received the US FDA approval in 2018. The device, specifically conceived for single-site approach, is pushing through the limits of minimally invasive surgery. We sought to provide a comprehensive overview of the current status of the clinical experiences accomplished by the da Vinci SP in urology, and to discuss future perspectives. Methods: A non-systematic literature review was performed focusing on single port articles in urological surgery using Medline/PubMed and Embase search electronic engines. The authors analyzed findings and a brief report of the clinical experience for surgical procedures completed by the SP platform was described. Results: The current data available from single-port robotic established the safety and feasibility of urologic procedures using this novel platform. However, the results come from single-center case series, small cohorts and retrospective studies that need to be cautiously interpreted. Additional evidence is required to determine the asset of the SP platform in the urological community. Conclusions: The SP robotic system opens new frontiers on the surgical scenery facilitating the completion of urological surgeries through a single incision. Further comparative studies will be required to assess perioperative and long-term oncological and functional outcomes among SP, multi-arm robotic and open approaches. Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L.U. on behalf of AEU.
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