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RICHARD EDWARD LINK

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Urology
Address7200 Cambridge
Houston TX 77030
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    1. Vo E, Palacio CH, Omino R, Link RE, Sada Y, Avo A. Solitary colon metastasis from renal cell carcinoma nine years after nephrectomy: A case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2016; 27:55-58. PMID: 27543725.
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    2. Armstrong JM, Soni SD, Link RE. Laparoscopic Nephron-sparing Treatment of Upper Pole Infundibular Obstruction due to Fraley's Syndrome. Urol Case Rep. 2016 Jan; 4:41-4. PMID: 26793577.
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    3. Scovell JM, Link RE. A nephropleural fistula complicated by distal ureteral obstruction results in tension hydrothorax after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy. Urology. 2014 Dec; 84(6):e28-9. PMID: 25440992.
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    4. Link RE. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma: do we really need to burn down the house? BJU Int. 2014 Aug; 114(2):162-3. PMID: 25070135.
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    5. Lee D, Link RE. Recurrent symptoms following pyeloplasty with a normal endoscopic evaluation: assessment and outcomes of a challenging patient cohort. Urology. 2014 Jul; 84(1):227-31. PMID: 24837449.
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    6. Small AC, Gainsburg DM, Mercado MA, Link RE, Hedican SP, Palese MA. Laparoscopic needle-retrieval device for improving quality of care in minimally invasive surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Sep; 217(3):400-5. PMID: 23707045.
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    7. Stamatakis L, Mercado MA, Choi JM, Sanchez EJ, Gaber AO, Knight RJ, Mayer WA, Link RE. Comparison of laparoendoscopic single site (LESS) and conventional laparoscopic donor nephrectomy at a single institution. BJU Int. 2013 Jul; 112(2):198-206. PMID: 23480679.
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    8. Lyons C, Goldfarb D, Jones SL, Badhiwala N, Miles B, Link R, Dunkin BJ. Which skills really matter? proving face, content, and construct validity for a commercial robotic simulator. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jun; 27(6):2020-30. PMID: 23389060.
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    9. Stamatakis L, Cheng PJ, Ho PL, Thrall MJ, Mayer WA, Miles BJ, Link RE. A 60-year-old woman with an incidentally discovered right renal mass. Urology. 2012 Dec; 80(6):1183-6. PMID: 23206761.
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    10. Mayer WA, Godoy G, Choi JM, Goh AC, Bian SX, Link RE. Higher RENAL Nephrometry Score is predictive of longer warm ischemia time and collecting system entry during laparoscopic and robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy. Urology. 2012 May; 79(5):1052-6. PMID: 22546382.
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    11. Patel SR, Hedican SP, Bishoff JT, Shichman SJ, Link RE, Wolf JS, Nakada SY. Skill based mentored laparoscopy course participation leads to laparoscopic practice expansion and assists in transition to robotic surgery. J Urol. 2011 Nov; 186(5):1997-2000. PMID: 21944138.
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    12. Liao JM, Mayer WA, Kim MM, Link RE. Robot-assisted laparoscopic excision of a pelvic extragastrointestinal stromal tumor: a case report and literature review. Can J Urol. 2011 Jun; 18(3):5731-4. PMID: 21703050.
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    13. Goh AC, Link RE. Robot-assisted tapered ureteral reimplantation for congenital megaureter. Urology. 2011 Mar; 77(3):742-5. PMID: 20801491.
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    14. Weedin JW, Coburn M, Link RE. The impact of proximal stone burden on the management of encrusted and retained ureteral stents. J Urol. 2011 Feb; 185(2):542-7. PMID: 21168868.
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    15. Moskovic DJ, Mohamed O, Sathyamoorthy K, Miles BJ, Link RE, Lipshultz LI, Khera M. The female factor: predicting compliance with a post-prostatectomy erectile preservation program. J Sex Med. 2010 Nov; 7(11):3659-65. PMID: 20819141.
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    16. Levinson AW, Ward NT, Sulman A, Mettee LZ, Link RE, Su LM, Pavlovich CP. The impact of prostate size on perioperative outcomes in a large laparoscopic radical prostatectomy series. J Endourol. 2009 Jan; 23(1):147-52. PMID: 19125654.
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    17. Boon JR, Salas N, Avila D, Boone TB, Lipshultz LI, Link RE. Construct validity of the pig intestine model in the simulation of laparoscopic urethrovesical anastomosis: tools for objective evaluation. J Endourol. 2008 Dec; 22(12):2713-6. PMID: 19099517.
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    18. Levinson AW, Bagga HS, Pavlovich CP, Mettee LZ, Ward NT, Link RE, Su LM. The impact of prostate size on urinary quality of life indexes following laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. J Urol. 2008 May; 179(5):1818-22. PMID: 18353375.
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    19. Levinson AW, Pavlovich CP, Ward NT, Link RE, Mettee LZ, Su LM. Association of surgeon subjective characterization of nerve sparing quality with potency following laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. J Urol. 2008 Apr; 179(4):1510-4. PMID: 18295270.
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    20. Permpongkosol S, Link RE, Kavoussi LR, Solomon SB. Temperature measurements of the low-attenuation radiographic ice ball during CT-guided renal cryoablation. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2008 Jan-Feb; 31(1):116-21. PMID: 17987248.
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    21. Wagner AA, Link RE, Trock BJ, Sullivan W, Pavlovich CP. Comparison of open and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy outcomes from a surgeon's early experience. Urology. 2007 Oct; 70(4):667-71. PMID: 17991534.
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    22. Makarov DV, Kainth D, Link RE, Kavoussi LR. Physiologic changes during helium insufflation in high-risk patients during laparoscopic renal procedures. Urology. 2007 Jul; 70(1):35-7. PMID: 17656203.
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    23. Permpongkosol S, Nicol TL, Link RE, Varkarakis I, Khurana H, Zhai QJ, Kavoussi LR, Solomon SB. Differences in ablation size in porcine kidney, liver, and lung after cryoablation using the same ablation protocol. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Apr; 188(4):1028-32. PMID: 17377040.
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    24. Permpongkosol S, Link RE, Su LM, Romero FR, Bagga HS, Pavlovich CP, Jarrett TW, Kavoussi LR. Complications of 2,775 urological laparoscopic procedures: 1993 to 2005. J Urol. 2007 Feb; 177(2):580-5. PMID: 17222637.
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    25. Permpongkosol S, Nicol TL, Khurana H, Link RE, Zhai QJ, Kavoussi LR, Solomon SB. Thermal maps around two adjacent cryoprobes creating overlapping ablations in porcine liver, lung, and kidney. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2007 Feb; 18(2):283-7. PMID: 17327563.
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    26. Romero FR, Wagner AA, Trapp C, Permpongkosol S, Muntener M, Link RE, Kavoussi LR. Transmesenteric laparoscopic pyeloplasty. J Urol. 2006 Dec; 176(6 Pt 1):2526-9. PMID: 17085149.
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    27. Rogers CG, Su LM, Link RE, Sullivan W, Wagner A, Pavlovich CP. Age stratified functional outcomes after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. J Urol. 2006 Dec; 176(6 Pt 1):2448-52. PMID: 17085126.
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    28. Permpongkosol S, Link RE, Kavoussi LR, Solomon SB. Percutaneous computerized tomography guided cryoablation for localized renal cell carcinoma: factors influencing success. J Urol. 2006 Nov; 176(5):1963-8; discussion 1968. PMID: 17070219.
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    29. Link RE, Permpongkosol S, Gupta A, Jarrett TW, Solomon SB, Kavoussi LR. Cost analysis of open, laparoscopic, and percutaneous treatment options for nephron-sparing surgery. J Endourol. 2006 Oct; 20(10):782-9. PMID: 17094755.
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    30. Permpongkosol S, Link RE, Solomon SB, Kavoussi LR. Results of computerized tomography guided percutaneous ablation of renal masses with nondiagnostic pre-ablation pathological findings. J Urol. 2006 Aug; 176(2):463-7; discussion 467. PMID: 16813865.
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    31. Wagner AA, Varkarakis IM, Link RE, Sullivan W, Su LM. Comparison of surgical performance during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy of two robotic camera holders, EndoAssist and AESOP: a pilot study. Urology. 2006 Jul; 68(1):70-4. PMID: 16844449.
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    32. Bhayani SB, Link RE, Makarov DV, Jarrett TW, Kavoussi LR. Exploration for hemorrhage following laparoscopic renal surgery: intraoperative findings. J Urol. 2006 Jun; 175(6):2137-9. PMID: 16697820.
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    33. Link RE, Bhayani SB, Kavoussi LR. A prospective comparison of robotic and laparoscopic pyeloplasty. Ann Surg. 2006 Apr; 243(4):486-91. PMID: 16552199; PMCID: PMC1448961.
    34. Link RE, Amin N, Kavoussi LR. Chylous ascites following retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy for testes cancer. Nat Clin Pract Urol. 2006 Apr; 3(4):226-32; quiz 233. PMID: 16607371.
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    35. Wagner A, Link R, Pavlovich C, Sullivan W, Su L. Use of a validated quality of life questionnaire to assess sexual function following laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Int J Impot Res. 2006 Jan-Feb; 18(1):69-76. PMID: 16094413.
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    36. Lima GC, Rais-Bahrami S, Link RE, Kavoussi LR. Laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation: a simplified dome advancement technique. Urology. 2005 Dec; 66(6):1307-9. PMID: 16360464.
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    37. Permpongkosol S, Chan DY, Link RE, Sroka M, Allaf M, Varkarakis I, Lima G, Jarrett TW, Kavoussi LR. Long-term survival analysis after laparoscopic radical nephrectomy. J Urol. 2005 Oct; 174(4 Pt 1):1222-5. PMID: 16145374.
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    38. Link RE, Allaf ME, Pili R, Kavoussi LR. Modeling the cost of management options for stage I nonseminomatous germ cell tumors: a decision tree analysis. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Aug 20; 23(24):5762-73. PMID: 16110033.
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    39. Gonzalgo ML, Pavlovich CP, Trock BJ, Link RE, Sullivan W, Su LM. Classification and trends of perioperative morbidities following laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. J Urol. 2005 Jul; 174(1):135-9; discussion 139. PMID: 15947598.
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    40. Permpongkosol S, Chan DY, Link RE, Jarrett TW, Kavoussi LR. Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: long-term outcomes. J Endourol. 2005 Jul-Aug; 19(6):628-33. PMID: 16053350.
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    41. Kim JY, Bullocks JM, Basu CB, Bienstock A, Link R, Kozovska M, Hollier L, Yuksel E. Dermal composite flaps reconstructed from acellular dermis: a novel method of neourethral reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Jun; 115(7):96e-100e. PMID: 15923820.
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    42. Link RE, Bhayani SB, Allaf ME, Varkarakis I, Inagaki T, Rogers C, Su LM, Jarrett TW, Kavoussi LR. Exploring the learning curve, pathological outcomes and perioperative morbidity of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy performed for renal mass. J Urol. 2005 May; 173(5):1690-4. PMID: 15821559.
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    43. Bhayani SB, Link RE, Varkarakis JM, Kavoussi LR. Complete daVinci versus laparoscopic pyeloplasty: cost analysis. J Endourol. 2005 Apr; 19(3):327-32. PMID: 15865522.
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    44. Allaf ME, Bhayani SB, Link RE, Schaeffer EM, Varkarakis JM, Shadpour P, Lima G, Kavoussi LR. Laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection: duplication of open technique. Urology. 2005 Mar; 65(3):575-7. PMID: 15780380.
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    45. Link RE, Su LM, Sullivan W, Bhayani SB, Pavlovich CP. Health related quality of life before and after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. J Urol. 2005 Jan; 173(1):175-9; discussion 179. PMID: 15592069.
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    46. Link RE. Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in obese patients: feasible or foolhardy? Rev Urol. 2005; 7(1):53-7. PMID: 16985807; PMCID: PMC1477551.
    47. Link RE, Soltes GD, Coburn M. Treatment of acute inguinal hemorrhage from metastatic penile carcinoma using an endovascular stent graft. J Urol. 2004 Nov; 172(5 Pt 1):1878-9. PMID: 15540743.
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    48. Ong AM, Su LM, Varkarakis I, Inagaki T, Link RE, Bhayani SB, Patriciu A, Crain B, Walsh PC. Nerve sparing radical prostatectomy: effects of hemostatic energy sources on the recovery of cavernous nerve function in a canine model. J Urol. 2004 Oct; 172(4 Pt 1):1318-22. PMID: 15371832.
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    49. Allaf ME, Bhayani SB, Rogers C, Varkarakis I, Link RE, Inagaki T, Jarrett TW, Kavoussi LR. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: evaluation of long-term oncological outcome. J Urol. 2004 Sep; 172(3):871-3. PMID: 15310986.
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    50. Miller DC, Link RE, Olsson CA. Trends in urology graduate medical education: a brief update from the Urology Residency Review Committee. J Urol. 2004 Sep; 172(3):1062-4. PMID: 15311038.
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    51. Bhayani SB, Allaf ME, Link RE, Rao P, Varkarakis JM, Jarrett TW, Kavoussi LR. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in patients with neoplasia in a solitary kidney. Urology. 2004 Jul; 64(1):35-7. PMID: 15245929.
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    52. Su LM, Link RE, Bhayani SB, Sullivan W, Pavlovich CP. Nerve-sparing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: replicating the open surgical technique. Urology. 2004 Jul; 64(1):123-7. PMID: 15245948.
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    53. Link RE, Su LM, Bhayani SB, Pavlovich CP. Making ends meet: a cost comparison of laparoscopic and open radical retropubic prostatectomy. J Urol. 2004 Jul; 172(1):269-74. PMID: 15201792.
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    54. Link RE, Su LM, Bhayani SB, Wright EJ. Laparoscopic sacral colpoperineopexy for treatment of perineal body descent and vaginal vault prolapse. Urology. 2004 Jul; 64(1):145-7. PMID: 15245953.
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    55. Link RE, Shariat SF, Nguyen CV, Farr A, Weinberg AD, Morton RA, Richardson B, Bernard D, Slawin KM. Variation in prostate specific antigen results from 2 different assay platforms: clinical impact on 2304 patients undergoing prostate cancer screening. J Urol. 2004 Jun; 171(6 Pt 1):2234-8. PMID: 15126793.
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    56. Vazina A, Dugi D, Shariat SF, Evans J, Link R, Lerner SP. Stage specific lymph node metastasis mapping in radical cystectomy specimens. J Urol. 2004 May; 171(5):1830-4. PMID: 15076287.
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    57. Link RE, Morton RA. Indications for pelvic lymphadenectomy in prostate cancer. Urol Clin North Am. 2001 Aug; 28(3):491-8. PMID: 11590808.
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    58. Link RE, Lerner SP. Rebuilding the lower urinary tract after cystectomy: a roadmap for patient selection and counseling. Semin Urol Oncol. 2001 Feb; 19(1):24-36. PMID: 11246731.
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    59. Link RE, Schulam PG, Kavoussi LR. Telesurgery. Remote monitoring and assistance during laparoscopy. Urol Clin North Am. 2001 Feb; 28(1):177-88. PMID: 11277063.
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    60. Schulam PG, Link RE. Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. World J Urol. 2000 Sep; 18(4):278-82. PMID: 11000311.
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    61. Link R, Seyfarth W. [Incarcerated obturator hernia in a 95-year-old woman]. Z Arztl Fortbild (Jena). 1975 Jun 1; 69(11):603-4. PMID: 1229148.
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