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Thomas Sean Lendvay, MD

Thomas Sean Lendvay, MD

Urology, Differences in Sex Development

On staff since August 2005

Children's Title: Co-Director of the Seattle Robotic Surgery Program; Director, Pediatric Urology Fellowship

Academic Title: Associate Professor of Urology, University of Washington; Director, Pediatric Urology Fellowship

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I always liked working with my hands, so when I went to medical school, I knew I wanted to be a surgeon. I gravitated to pediatrics because children provide a special energy you don't always get from adults. All they want to do is get out of the hospital, and that helps with the healing."

  • Thomas S. Lendvay, MD, is Attending Pediatric Urologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Washington. His clinical and research focus is on minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopy and telerobotic surgical technologies.

    He has spearheaded the robotics program at Seattle Children’s, where he is Co-Director of the Robotics program, and collaborates with the University of Washington biorobotics engineering department on clinical applications of new telerobotic technologies. Dr. Lendvay is member expert of the university’s Institute for Surgical and Interventional Simulation Center, which helps advance surgical education for medical students and residents through simulation curriculum; he is involved in the development of a virtual reality percutaneous catheter placement simulator. Through his work with the biorobotics lab, he became involved in a NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations demonstration of remote telerobotic surgery that was performed from Seattle to a submerged space station off the coast of Florida in spring 2007. He is the recipient of prestigious external grants from the Department of Defense.

    • Doug Boise, Idaho 11.10.15

      Our daughter had had a failed surgery for a ureteropelvic junction obstruction and it was determined that we needed to try to repeat it. It was unclear what Dr. Lendvay would find when he went it. He found the blocked area encased in scar tissue which kept him from repeating the surgery, but he was able to do a procedure that had not been done on that area, grafting in tissue from inside the cheek to create a new path around the obstruction. Our daughter has done very well and I highly recommend him.

    • Monrab Seattle, Washington 07.09.14

      My son was born with undescended testicles. We didn't know anything about this term, his pediatrician didn't explain much about it until my son turn 1. Not until we saw Dr Lendvay and after several trips to the hospital, my son had a surgery when he was 18 month old. He had surgery once to bring both of his testicles down and we understand that it might required more than 1 surgery but after Dr. Lendvay performed the surgery, everything looks good and heals fast too. My son is almost 3 now and I would like to put the message out there that Dr Lendvay is the best doctor and he is very calm with kid. Thank you Dr Lendvay and the team.

    • Tiffany Monroe, Wa 01.22.14

      After a full year of our son experiencing unbearable pain in his kidney and being misdiagnosed by our local hospital, we visited Dr. Lendvey at Children's Hospital. Within that first visit, he took a look at my son's x-rays and tests and was able to make a diagnosis (Hydronephrosis) and a plan. We came for the robotic assisted laproscopic surgery and intended on staying at the hospital for 2 to 3 days. The surgery was such a success, we were out of there within 24 hours and our son has never felt the pain again. Dr. Lendvey was great at explaining the situation and putting our minds at ease. We would definitely recommend him for anyone needed to undergo this type of surgery. He's a pro!

    • abdella Seatac Washington 01.12.14

      Dr. Lendvay has been exceptional with our son Samuel. Our son is 5 years old who had a Urachal Cyst Infection which creating severe pain during the urinating. After we met Dr. Lendvay, the mystery of pain started to be revealed through the ultrasound he ordered in children hospital. He fully understood the situation and he always has an answer to our questions. We are very lucky to have him as an Urology doctor for our Son Samuel. We liked Dr. Lendvay's confidence, Passion and Compassionate which gave us more confidence on his professional Robotic procedure. America is blessed country to have such a doctor like Dr. Lendvay who can bring healing to little sick children. He is the best person God gave to children hospital.

    • Brittney port townsend washington 12.31.13

      Dr. Lendvay has been amazing with our son Rowan. He's only six months old and has a lot of medical conditions. Dr. Lendvay always explains everything so that we fully understand and he always has an answer to our questions. we are very lucky to have him as a doctor :) My husband and I have been worried and unsure about a lot that has been going on with our son and Dr. Lendvay's confidence and his generous attitude always makes us more comfortable. We have to drive for two hours to get to this hospital but it is well worth it! we love how educated all of the Doctors here are and how nice they are to our son. We have had many visits and long stays at children's and we will have many stays ahead of us and we are so grateful that Rowan has such a great Doctor! Dr. Lendvay is awesome!

    • Rosida Seattle, Washington 08.29.13

      Thank God we found Dr. Lendvay, truly gifted talented surgeon! Dr. Lendvay operated on my daughter inguinal hernia on July 2013. He is very nice answer all our question, explain in detail and make us feel comfortable. God blessed you Dr. lendvay and the best fantastic team. keep up the good works

    • Nick Yakima, Wa 12.30.11

      Dr Lendvay has been seeing my son since 2008 when my son was approximately 8 months old. My wife and I loved the way Dr. Lendvay explained things to us in a way we could understand at times drawing pictures for us. As our son got older Dr. Lendvay adjusted to our sons age and "got on his level" at times playing with him to try to keep him as calm as possible. Any parent that deals with a child with health problems knows how that can be. As stated before Dr. Lendvay is always available to answer questions and even personally make a phone call to ensure the parents are satisfied. Now our son is going to be 4 at the end of January and has had about 7-8 procedures done by Dr. Lendvay, most of them being a total sucess and for the ones that have proven to be more challenging Dr. Lendvay continues to look into ways to fix them. We are thankful to Dr. Lendvay for all he has done for our son and for what he continues to do, unfortunately we are unable to find anyone at home that will do the same. Thank you Dr. Lendvay.

    • Heidi Dalton Gardens, ID 07.21.11

      Dr. Lendvay operated on my son in June of 2011. I would definitely recommend Dr. Lendvay to anyone that has a child being seen at Seattle Children's Hospital. He preformed a robotic operation on my son. He was always available to answer any questions that I had, and always had my sons best interest at heart. We live in Idaho and when I had questions he even took the time to call me on the phone to answer them personally. Most doctors don't do that anymore. I am very thankful to Dr. Lendvay and all of the wonderful staff at Seattle Children's Hospital. We have been truly blessed to have them.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Award 2016
    Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly Survey 2014
    The Julian S. Ansell Teaching Award Voted by Urology Residents as the Outstanding Teacher for 2012-2013 University of Washington, Department of Urology, Seattle, Washington 2012 - 2013
    Honorable Mention, Abstract Award Kimbrough Meeting, Seattle WA Society of Government Service Urologists 2011
    Third Place Finish, Abstract Award CREOG/APGO Meeting, San Antonio, TX CREOG/APGO 2011
    Best in Session, Abstract Award AUA Meeting, Washington, DC American Urological Association 2011
    Best in Session Poster Award Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois American Urological Association 2009
    • Dy GW, Hsi RS, Holt SK, Lendvay TS, Gore JL, Harper JD
      National Trends in Secondary Procedures Following Pediatric Pyeloplasty.
      26926543 The Journal of urology , 2016 Feb. 26 - 2016 Feb. 26
    • Deal SB, Lendvay TS, Haque MI, Brand T, Comstock B, Warren J, Alseidi A
      Crowd-sourced assessment of technical skills: an opportunity for improvement in the assessment of laparoscopic surgical skills.
      26709011 American journal of surgery , 2016 Feb. - 2016 Feb. : 211(2)398-404
    • Kowalewski TM, Comstock B, Sweet R, Schaffhausen C, Menhadji A, Averch T, Box G, Brand T, Ferrandino M, Kaouk J, Knudsen B, Landman J, Lee B, Schwartz BF, McDougall E, Lendvay TS
      Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills for Validation of Basic Laparoscopic Urologic Skills (BLUS) Tasks.
      26778711 The Journal of urology , 2016 Jan. 14 - 2016 Jan. 14
    • Ahn J, Ellison J, Pridgeon J, Lendvay TS.
      Robotic Redo Pyeloplasty: Bridging the Gap with Buccal. VIDEO.
      AUA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA , 2016 5
    • Aguiar L, Herbst K, Lendvay TS, Akhavan A, Gundeti MS, Hatcher D, Noh PH, Schulte M, Mingin G, Wachterman J, Kim C.
      Multi-institutional review of post-operative urinary retention after bilateral robotic-assisted laparoscopic extravesical ureteral reimplantation.
      AUA Annual Meeting San Diego, CA , 2016 5
    • Chen SP, Kirsch S, Zlatev DV, Chang T, Comstock B, Lendvay TS, Liao JC
      Optical Biopsy of Bladder Cancer Using Crowd-Sourced Assessment.
      26422334 JAMA surgery , 2016 Jan. 1 - 2016 Jan. 1 : 151(1)90-3
    • Lendvay TS, White L, Kowalewski T
      Crowdsourcing to Assess Surgical Skill.
      26421369 JAMA surgery , 2015 Nov. - 2015 Nov. : 150(11)1086-7
    • Osbun N, Ellison J, Lendvay T.
      Robotic-assisted excision of multifocal ureteral and renal pelvis polyps.
      Western Section AUA Meeting, Indian Wells, CA [Video Abstract] , 2015 Oct. 24 - 2015 Oct. 29
    • Holst D, Kowalewski TM, White LW, Brand TC, Harper JD, Sorensen MD, Truong M, Simpson K, Tanaka A, Smith R, Lendvay TS
      Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills: Differentiating Animate Surgical Skill Through the Wisdom of Crowds.
      25867006 Journal of endourology / Endourological Society , 2015 Oct. - 2015 Oct. : 29(10)1183-8
    • Hernandez JD, Ellison JS, Lendvay TS
      Current Trends, Evaluation, and Management of Pediatric Nephrolithiasis.
      26302045 JAMA pediatrics , 2015 Oct. - 2015 Oct. : 169(10)964-70
    • Aghdasi N, Bly R, White LW, Hannaford B, Moe K, Lendvay TS
      Crowd-sourced assessment of surgical skills in cricothyrotomy procedure.
      25888499 The Journal of surgical research , 2015 June 15 - 2015 June 15 : 196(2)302-6
    • Petravick ME, Pariser JJ, Pearce SM, Anderson BB, Gwimsby GM, Akhavan A, Dangle PP, Shukla AR, Lendvay TS, Cannon GM, Gargollo PC, Gundeti MS
      A Multi-Institutional Study of Perioperative and Functional Outcomes for Pediatric Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Mitrofanoff Appendicovesicostomy (RALMA)
      American Urological Association , 2015 May 16 - 2015 May 18
    • Liao J, Kirsch S, Lendvay T, Comstock B, Chen SP, Zlatev DV, Chang T.
      "Crowd Sourced Assessment of Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy Imaging of Bladder Cancer."
      Engineers in Urology Session, American Urological Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA, [Moderated Poster] , 2015 May 15 - 2015 May 18
    • Hsi R, Holt S, Lendvay T, Gore J, Harper H
      National Trends in Pediatric Pyeloplasty Failures
      AUA Annual Meeting , 2015 May
    • Kirsch S, Comstock B, Harder L, Lendvay T
      Crowd Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills (C-SATS): A Scalable Assessment Tool for the Nursing Workforce
      AUA Annual Meeting , 2015 May
    • Ghani K, Miller D, Lane B, Sarle R, Brachulis A, Linsell S, Kim T-K, Delela D, Monti J, Comstock B, Lendvay T, Peabody J
      Video-based peer review of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in statewide quality improvement collaborative
      AUA Annual Meeting , 2015 May
    • Peabody J, Miller D, Lane B, Sarle R, Brachulis A, Linsell S, Kim T-K, Delela D, Monti J, Comstock B, Lendvay T, Ghani K
      Wisdom of the crowds: Use of crowdsourcing to assess surgical skill of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy in a statewide surgical collaborative
      AUA Annual Meeting , 2015 May
    • Chen S, Kirsch S, Zlatev D, Comstock B, Lendvay T, Liao J
      Crowd Sourced Assessment of Confocal LASER Endomicroscopy Images of Bladder Urothelium
      AUA Annual Meeting , 2015 May
    • Kowalewski T, Sweet R, Menhadji A, Averch T, Box G, Brand T, Ferrandino M, Kaouk J, Knudsen B, Landman J, Lee B, Schwartz B, Comstock B, Schaffhausen C, McDougall E, Lendvay T
      Large-Scale Evidence of Construct Validity: The Basic Laparoscopic Urologic Skills (BLUS) Initiative
      AUA Annual Meeting , 2015 May
    • Kowalewski T, Sweet R, Menhadji A, Averch T, Box G, Brand T, Ferrandino M, Kaouk J, Knudsen B, Landman J, Lee B, Schwartz B, Comstock B, Schaffhausen C, McDougall E, Lendvay T
      Validation of Laparoscopic Training Curriculum: The Basic Laparoscopic Urologic Skills (BLUS) Initiative
      AUA Annual Meeting , 2015 May
    • Lendvay T, Kowalewski T, Sweet R, Menhadji A, Averch T, Box G, Brand T, Ferrandino M, Kaouk J, Knudsen B, Landman J, Lee B, Schwartz B, Comstock B, Schaffhausen C, McDougall E
      Using the Wisdom of Crowds: Validation Through the Basic Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery (BLUS) Curriculum
      AUA Annual Meeting , 2015 May
    • Kowalewski T, Sweet R, Menhadji A, Averch T, Box G, Brand T, Ferrandino M, Kaouk J, Knudsen B, Landman J, Lee B, Schwartz B, Comstock B, Schaffhausen C, McDougall E, Lendvay T
      High-Volume Assessment of Surgical Videos via Crowd-Sourcing: The Basic Laparoscopic Urologic Skills (BLUS) Initiative
      AUA Annual Meeting , 2015 May
    • Deal S, Warren J, Haque M, Brand T, Comstock B, Lendvay TS, Alseidi A.
      Crowd Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills (CSATS): Solving the assessment dilemma in surgical skills evaluation.
      Association for Surgical Education Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA , 2015 Mar. 23
    • Powers M, Lendvay T, Boonjindasup A, Pinsky M, Maddox M, Warren J, Su Li-Ming, Gettman M, Sundaram C, Lee BR.
      Crowd-sourcing assessment of surgeon dissection of renal artery and vein during robotic partial nephrectomy: A novel approach for quantitative assessment of surgical performance.
      World Congress of Endourology, London, England [Abstract] , 2015 11
    • Polin MR, Siddiqui NY, Brown C, Hesham H, Comstock B, Lendvay TS, Martino MA.
      Crowdsourcing: A Valid Alternative to Expert Evaluation of Robotic Surgery Skills.
      AUGS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA , 2015 10
    • Hsi R, Holt S, Lendvay T, Gore J, Harper H.
      National Trends in Pediatric Pyeloplasty Failures.
      AUA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA [Podium] , 2015 5
    • Peabody J, Miller D, Lane B, Sarle R, Brachulis A, Linsell S, Kim T-K, Delela D, Monti J, Comstock B, Lendvay T, Ghani K.
      Wisdom of the crowds: Use of crowdsourcing to assess surgical skill of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy in a statewide surgical collaborative.
      AUA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA [Podium] , 2015 5
    • Kowalewski T, Sweet R, Menhadji A, Averch T, Box G, Brand T, Ferrandino M, Kaouk J, Knudsen B, Landman J, Lee B, Schwartz B, Comstock B, Schaffhausen C, McDougall E, Lendvay T.
      . Large-Scale Evidence of Construct Validity: The Basic Laparoscopic Urologic Skills (BLUS) Initiative.
      AUA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA [Podium] , 2015 5
    • Kowalewski T, Sweet R, Menhadji A, Averch T, Box G, Brand T, Ferrandino M, Kaouk J, Knudsen B, Landman J, Lee B, Schwartz B, Comstock B, Schaffhausen C, McDougall E, Lendvay T.
      Validation of Laparoscopic Training Curriculum: The Basic Laparoscopic Urologic Skills (BLUS) Initiative.
      AUA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA [Podium] , 2015 5
    • Lendvay T, Kowalewski T, Sweet R, Menhadji A, Averch T, Box G, Brand T, Ferrandino M, Kaouk J, Knudsen B, Landman J, Lee B, Schwartz B, Comstock B, Schaffhausen C, McDougall E.
      Using the Wisdom of Crowds: Validation Through the Basic Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery (BLUS) Curriculum
      . AUA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA , 2015 5
    • Kowalewski T, Sweet R, Menhadji A, Averch T, Box G, Brand T, Ferrandino M, Kaouk J, Knudsen B, Landman J, Lee B, Schwartz B, Comstock B, Schaffhausen C, McDougall E, Lendvay T.
      High-Volume Assessment of Surgical Videos via Crowd-Sourcing: The Basic Laparoscopic Urologic Skills (BLUS) Initiative.
      AUA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA , 2015 5
    • Lee FC, Harper JD, Lendvay TS, Liu Z, Dunmire B, Dighe M, Bailey M, Sorenson MD.
      The Posterior Acoustic Shadow: Evaluating Stone Size in Pediatric Stone Formers.
      AUA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA [Moderated Poster] , 2015 5
    • Ellison J, Fu B, Holt S, Lendvay T, Gore J, Shnorhavorian M.
      Utilization of Medical Expulsive Therapy in Children: An Assessment of Nationwide Practice Patterns and Outcomes.
      AUA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA [Accepted Moderated Poster] , 2015 5
    • Peabody JO, Miller DC, Linsell S, Lendvay T, Comstock B, Lane B, Sarle R, Brachulis A, Kim T-K, Deepansh D, Montie J, Ghani KR.
      Wisdom of the crowds: Use of crowdsourcing to assess surgical skill of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in a statewide surgical collaborative
      European Association of Urology, Madrid, Spain , 2015 3
    • Ghani KR, Miller DC, Lane B, Sarle R, Brachulis A, Linsell S, Kim TK, Montie J, Comstock B, Lendvay T, Peabody JO
      Video-based independent peer review of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in a statewide quality improvement collaborative.
      European Association of Urology, Madrid, Spain , 2015 3
    • Whitehurst SV, Lockrow EG, Lendvay TS, Probst AM, Dunlow SG, Rosemeyer CJ, Gobern JM, White LW, Skinner A, Buller JL.
      Comparison of Two Simulation Systems to Support Robotic-Assisted Surgical Training: A Pilot Study (Swine Model).
      JMIG , 2015 3 - 2015 4
    • Holst D, Kowalewski TM, White L, Brand T, Harper J, Sorenson M, Kirsch S, Lendvay TS.
      Crowd Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills (CSATS): An Adjunct to Urology Resident Surgical Simulation Training
      J Endourology , 2015 : 29(5):604-9, 2015.
    • Holst D, Kowalewski TM, White L, Brand T, Harper J, Sorenson M, Kirsch S, Lendvay TS.
      Crowd Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills (CSATS): An Adjunct to Urology Resident Surgical Simulation Training.
      J Endourology 29(5):604-9 , 2015
    • Aghdasi N, Bly R, White L, Hannaford B, Lendvay TS.
      Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Surgical Skills in Cricothyrotomy Procedure.
      J Surgical Research 196(2):302-6 , 2015
    • Avery DI, Herbst KW, Lendvay TS, Noh PH, Dangle PP, Gundeti MS, Steele MC, Corbett SC, Peters CA, Kim C.
      Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty: Multi-Institutional Experience in Infants.
      J Ped Urol 11(3):139.e1-139.e5 , 2015
    • Peabody J, Miller D, Lane B, Sarle R, Brachulis A, Linsell S, Kim T-K, Dalela D, Menon M, Montie J, Comstock B, Lendvay T, Ghani K.
      Video-based Peer Review of Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy in a Statewide Quality Improvement Collaborative.
      J Urol 4(supp 193:e393-e394 , 2015
    • Dangle PP, Akhavan A, Odeleye M, Avery D, Lendvay T, Koh C, Elder JS, Noh P, Bansal D, Schulte M, MacDonald J, Shukla A, Kim C, Herbst K, Corbett S, Kearns J, Kunnavakkam R, Gundetu MS.
      Ninety Day Perioperative Complications of Pediatric Robotic Urological Surgery- A Multi-Institutional Study.
      J Peds Urol, [10.1016/j.jpurol.2015.08.015]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2015.08.015 , 2015 - 2016
    • Whitehurst SV, Lendvay TS, Probst AM, Dunlow SG, Rosemeyer CJ, Gobern JM, White LW, Skinner A, Buller JL
      Validation of a Simulation Tool to Support Robotic-Assisted Surgical Training (swine model)
      JMIG , 2014 Dec.
    • Lee FC, Harper JD, Lendvay TS, Liu Z, Dunmire B, Dighe M, Bailey M, Sorenson MD
      The Posterior Acoustic Shadow: Evaluating Stone Size in Pediatric Stone Formers
      Western Section AUA , 2014 Oct. 28
    • Lendvay TS, White LW, Holst D, Kowalewski T, Harper JD, Sorenson M, Brand TC, Truong M, Simpson K, Smith R
      Quantifying Surgical Skill Using the Wisdom of Crowds
      American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress , 2014 Oct. 26 - 2014 Oct. 30
    • White LW, Wright A, Bekele A, Kotisso B, Tadesse A, Oelschlager B, Holst D, Borbely Y, Oyetunji L, Lendvay TS
      Using Crowd-Assessment to Support Surgical Training in the Developing World
      American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress , 2014 Oct. 26 - 2014 Oct. 30
    • Aquiar LM, Herbst K, Lendvay TS, Akhavan A, Gundeti MS, Hatcher D, Noh PH, Schulte M, Mingin G Jr., Wachterman J, Kim C
      Multi-Institutional Review of Postoperative Urinary Retention after Bilateral Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Extravesical Ureteral Reimplantation
      New England Section AUA , 2014 Oct. 16
    • Aghdasi N, Bly R, White L, Hannaford B, Moe K, Lendvay T
      Crowd-sourced assessment of surgical skills in cricothyroidotomy procedure
      IEEE Global Humanitarian Conference , 2014 Oct. 10 - 2014 Oct. 13
    • Kowalewski T, Sweet R, Menhadji A, Averch T, Box G, Knudsen B, Brand T, Ferrandino M, Kaouk J, Landman J, Lee B, McDougall E, Schwartz B, Lendvay TS
      Construct Validity of the Basic laparoscopic Urologic Surgery (BLUS) Skill Tasks
      World Congress of Endourology Meeting , 2014 Sept. 6
    • Lendvay T, Comstock B, Averch T, Box G, Knudsen B, Brand T, Ferrandino M, Kaouk J, Landman J, Lee B, McDougall E, Menhadji A, Schwartz B, Sweet R, Kowalewski T
      Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills (C-SATS): Validation Through the Basic Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery (BLUS) Curriculum
      World Congress of Endourology Meeting , 2014 Sept. 6
    • Hsi RS, Holt SK, Gore JL, Lendvay TS, Harper JD
      National Trends in Follow-up Imaging after Pyeloplasty in Children in the US
      World Congress of Endourology Meeting , 2014 Sept. 6
    • White L, Kowalewski T, Brand T, Harper J, Comstock B, Hannaford B, Lendvay T
      Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills (C-SATS): Fast, Economical, and Accurate assessment of Robotic Surgery
      American Urological Association Annual Meeting , 2014 May 16 - 2014 May 21
    • Herbst KW, Corbett ST, Hagadorn JI, Caldamone AA, Lendvay TS
      Variation Among Hospitals and Physicians in Bilateral Dextranomer/Hyaluronic Acid Injection (DxHA) for Primary Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)
      American Urological Association Annual Meeting , 2014 May 16 - 2014 May 21
    • Glassman D, White L, Lewis A, King H, Glassman T, Comstock, B, Hannaford B, Brand, T, Lendvay TS
      The da Vinci Robot Training Dilemma: Evaluating the RAVEN Robot as a Solution
      American Urological Association Annual Meeting , 2014 May 16 - 2014 May 21
    • White L, Wright A, Holst, Brobely Y, Bekele A, Lendvay T
      Using Crowd-Assessment to Support Training in the Developing World
      American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Engineers in Urology Session , 2014 May 16 - 2014 May 21
    • Lendvay T, Holst D, White L, Kowalewski T, Brand T, Sorenson M, Harper J, Truong M, Simpson K
      Differentiating Surgical Skill Through the Wisdom of Crowds
      American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Engineers in Urology Session , 2014 May 16 - 2014 May 21
    • Herbst, KW, Corbett ST, Lendvay TS, Caldamone A
      Trends in Primary Vesicoureteral Reflux Management
      123rd Meeting of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons , 2014 Apr, 23 - 2014 Apr, 26
    • Chen C, White L, Kowalewski T, Aggarwal R, Lintott C, Comstock B, Kuksenok K, Aragon C, Holst D, Lendvay T
      Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills: a novel method to evaluate surgical performance.
      24555877 The Journal of surgical research , 2014 Mar. : 187(1)65-71
    • Maxwell AD, Hsi RS, Bailey MR, Casale P, Lendvay TS
      Noninvasive ureterocele puncture using pulsed focused ultrasound: an in vitro study.
      24171441 Journal of endourology / Endourological Society , 2014 Mar. : 28(3)342-6 PMCID: PMC3929044
    • White LW, Kowalewski TM, Brand T, Harper J, Comstock B, Hannaford B, Lendvay TS
      Validation of a Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills (C-SATS) Measuring Warm-Up Benefit in Robotic Surgery
      MMVR/NextMed Meeting , 2014 Feb. 20 - 2014 Feb. 22
    • Glassman D, White L, Lewis A, King H, Clarke A, Glassman T, Comstock B, Hannaford B, Lendvay TS
      Raven Surgical Robot Training in Preparation for da Vinci Use: A Randomized Prospective Trial
      MMVR/NextMed Meeting , 2014 Feb. 20 - 2014 Feb. 22
    • Drugas G, Lendvay T, Lao VV, Stark R
      Cecal Dermoid Cyst
      Journal of Pediatric Surgical Case Reports , 2014 6
    • Hsi RS, Dunmire B, Cunitz BW, He X, Sorensen MD, Harper JD, Bailey MR, Lendvay TS
      Content and Face Validation of a Curriculum for Ultrasonic Propulsion of Calculi in a Human Renal Model.
      24228719 Journal of endourology / Endourological Society , 2014 Jan. 2
    • Lendvay TS, Casale P
      Learning Curves, Costs, and Practical Considerations
      Pediatric Endourology Techniques , 2014 : 44-55
    • Yoon WJ, Velasquez CA, White LW, Hannaford B, Kim YS, Lendvay TS
      Preliminary Articulable Probe Designs with RAVEN and Challenges: Image Guided Robotic Surgery Multi-Tool System
      ASME J Medical Devices , 2014 : 81-6
    • Varma VK, Ohlander S, Nguyen P, Vendryes C, Parthiban S, Hamilton B, Wallis MC, Kajdacsy-Balla A, Hannaford B, Lendvay T, Hotaling JM, Walsh MJ
      Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy imaging identifies early biochemical markers of tissue damage
      SPIE Proceedings , 2014
    • Glassman D, White L, King H, Lewis A, Clark A, Glassman D, Comstock B, Hannaford B, Lendvay TS
      The da Vinci robot training dilemma: evaluating the raven robot as a solution
      Journal of Investigative Medicine , 2014 : 62(1)
    • Cheung CL, Lendvay TS, Drake JM, Farhat WA
      Use of 3D Printing Technology and Silicone Modeling in Surgical Simulation: Development and Face Validation in Pediatric Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty
      J Surg Educ , 2014 : 71(5)762-7
    • Glassman D, White L, Lewis A, King H, Clark A, Glassman,T, Comstock B, Hannaford B, Lendvay TS
      Raven surgical robot training in preparation for da Vinci
      Technology and Informatics , 2014 : 196135-41
    • Kowalewski T, White L, Lendvay TS, Jiang I, Sweet R, Wright A, Hannaford B, Sinanan M
      Beyond Task Time: Automated Measurement Augments FLS Methodology
      Journal of Surgical Research , 2014 : 192329-38
    • Bly RA, Su D, Lendvay TS, Friedman D, Hannaford B, Ferreira M, Moe KS
      Multiportal robotic access to the anterior cranial fossa: a surgical and engineering feasibility study.
      24154747 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2013 Dec. : 149(6)940-6
    • Jacobs MA, Avellino AM, Shurtleff D, Lendvay TS
      Reinnervating the penis in spina bifida patients in the United States: ilioinguinal-to-dorsal-penile neurorrhaphy in two cases.
      23844557 The journal of sexual medicine , 2013 Oct. : 10(10)2593-7
    • Maxwell AD, Hsi RS, Bailey MR, Casale P, Lendvay TS
      Feasibility of noninvasive ureterocele puncture with histotripsy focused ultrasound therapy
      Society for Pediatric Urology, 1st Pediatric Urology Fall Congress Meeting, Scientific Session 9: Endourology/Minimally Invasive Surgery. Las Vegas, NV , 2013 Sept. 20 - 2013 Sept. 22
    • Akhavan A, Merguerian P, Avery D, Lendvay T
      Robotic-Assisted Extravesical Ureteral Reimplantation: Predictors of Outcomes through 78 Ureters
      33rd Congress of the Socit nternationale DUrologie (SIU), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada , 2013 Sept. 8 - 2013 Sept. 12
    • Akhavan A, Merguerian P, Avery D, Lendvay T
      Predictors of Failure in Robotic Ureteral Reimplantation for Vesicoureteral Reflux in Children
      33rd Congress of the Socit Internationale DUrologie (SIU). Vancouver, BC, Canada , 2013 Sept. 8 - 2013 Sept. 12
    • Lendvay TS, Brand TC, White L, Kowalewski T, Jonnadula S, Mercer LD, Khorsand D, Andros J, Hannaford B, Satava RM
      Virtual reality robotic surgery warm-up improves task performance in a dry laboratory environment: a prospective randomized controlled study.
      23583618 Journal of the American College of Surgeons , 2013 June : 216(6)1181-92
    • Lo M, Jacobs M, Lendvay TS
      A case of painless pediatric priapism and cough
      Ped Emerg Care , 2013 June
    • Friedman DC, Lendvay TS, Hannaford B
      Instrument Failures for the da Vinci Surgical System: a Food and Drug Administration MAUDE Database Study.
      23242487 Surgical endoscopy , 2013 May : 27(5)1503-8
    • Dangle P, Odeleye M, Noh P, Avery D, Kearns J, Lendvay T, Elder J, Shukla A, Corbett S, Peters C, Herndon A, Bansal D, Kunnavakkam R, Kim C, Herbst K,MacDonald J, Battle P, Gundeti M
      Pediatric urological robotic surgery: multi-institutional analysis of complications
      American Urological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA , 2013 May
    • Ruda K, Beekman D, White L, Lendvay TS, Kowalewski TM
      Surgtrak A universal platform for quantitative surgical data capture
      Design of Medical Devices Meeting 2013, Minneapolis, MN , 2013 Apr, 8 - 2013 Apr, 11
    • Lee F, Su R, Lendvay T
      Cystinuria crystals: an image from a 14-year-old girl with cystinuria.
      23537763 Urology , 2013 Apr, : 81(4)e29
    • Lendvay TS, Hannaford B, Satava RM
      Future of robotic surgery.
      23528717 Cancer journal (Sudbury, Mass.) , 2013 Mar. : 19(2)109-19
    • Kowalewski T, White L, Lendvay T, Hannaford B
      How much force: A possible gap in surgical training
      13th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) , 2013 Jan. 26 - 2013 Jan. 30
    • Kowalewski T, White L, Lendvay T, Hannaford B
      The electronic data generation and evaluation (EDGE) platform for laparoscopic skills training and evaluation
      13th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) , 2013 Jan. 26 - 2013 Jan. 30
    • Herbst KW, Corbett ST, Lendvay TS, Caldamone AA
      Recent Trends in the Surgical Management of Primary Vesicoureteral Reflux in the Era of Dextranomer/Hyaluronic Acid
      J Urol , 2013 : 189
    • Lendvay TS, White L
      Surgical Simulation Devices
      In Medscape Reference: Drugs, Diseases, and Procedures , 2013 : Medscape Reference 2011 WebMD, LLC
    • Lendvay TS, Su R
      Spina Bifida
      In "Urological Emergencies: A Practical Approach 2nd Edition," , 2013 : Ch.25:325-331
    • Brand T, Lendvay TS, White L, Kowalewski T, Jonnadula S, Andros J, Mercer L, Hannaford B, Satava RM
      Virtual Reality (VR) robotic surgery warm-up improves surgical performance: A prospective randomized controlled study
      Society of Government Service Urologists Annual Meeting: Honolulu, HI , 2013 Jan.
    • Chen C, Lendvay TS
      Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills (C-SATS): Faculty Experts vs. Amazon.com Mechanical Turk ProjectTM.vs. FacebookTM
      University of Washington School of Medicine, 2012 Medical Student III Poster Session , 2012 Nov. 15
    • Su R, Merguerian P, Hidalgo-Tamola J, Grady R, Lendvay T, Shnorhavorian M
      Long-Term Bladder and Renal Outcomes In Boys with Posterior Urethral Valves
      American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Pediatric Urology , 2012 Oct.
    • Bly RA, Su D, Lendvay TS, Friedman D, Hannaford B, Ferreira M, Moe KS
      Transorbital Robotic Skull Base Surgery: A Preclinical Study,
      Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida , 2012 Jan. 26 - 2012 Jan. 29
    • Schroeder, D, Keefe, D, Kowalewski, T, White, L, Carlis, J, Santos, E, Sweet, R, Lendvay, T, Reihsen, T
      Visualizing surgical training databases: Exploratory visualization, data modeling, and formative feedback for improving skill acquisition
      IEEE CGandA , 2012 : 3271-81
    • Tausch TJ, Kowalewski TM, White LW, McDonough PS, Brand TC, Lendvay TS
      Content and Construct Validation of a Robotic Surgery Curriculum Using an Electromagnetic Instrument Tracker
      J Urol , 2012 : 188919-923
    • Jenison EL, Gil KM, Lendvay TS, Guy MS
      Robotic Surgical Skills: Acquisition, Maintenance, and Degradation
      JSLS , 2012 : 16218-228
    • White LW, Kowalewski T, Hannaford B, Lendvay TS
      SurgTrak: Affordable Motion Tracking and Video Capture for the da Vinci Surgical Robot
      Proceedings of the 2011 Meeting of the SAGES, San Antonio, TX , 2012 : 1204
    • Lendvay, TS (editorial)
      Early Comparison of Nephrectomy Options in Children (Open, Transperitoneal Laparoscopic, LESS, and Robotic Surgery)
      BJU Int , 2012 : 109915-6
    • Lendvay TS, Rosen J, Hannaford B
      Telerobotics-It's Future in Clinical Application.
      In "Pediatric Robotic and Reconstructive Urology." Wiley-Blackwell, , 2012 : 44:314
    • Hidalgo-Tamola J, Kim S, Fast J, Lendvay TS
      Validation of percutaneous suprapubic catheter curriculum: A template for future resident training curricula
      American Urologic Association, Washington, DC , 2011 May 17
    • Jenison E, Gil K, Lendvay T, Guy M
      Skill acquisition and maintenance on the da Vinci robot
      World Robotic Gynecology Congress III (WRGCIII), Washington DC , 2011 May 5 - 2011 May 6
    • Gil KM, Guy M, Lendvay T, Jenison E
      A curriculum for developing competency on the da Vinci Robot
      CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX , 2011 Mar. 9 - 2011 Mar. 12
    • Tausch TJ, Kowalewski TM, White LW, Brand TC, Lendvay TS
      Content and Construct Validation of a Robotic Surgery Curriculum
      AUANews , 2011 11 : 25-26
    • Roan P, Wright A, Lendvay TS, Sinanan M, Hannaford B
      An Instrumented Minimally Invasive Surgical Tool: Design and Calibration
      J Applied Bionics and Biomech , 2011 : 8173-90
    • Javid, PJ, Lendvay T, Acierno, S, Gow, KW
      Laparoscopic Nephroureterectomy for Wilms Tumor: Oncologic Considerations
      J Peds Surg , 2011 : 46978-82
    • Zamilpa I, Koyle MA, Grady RW, Joyner BD, Shnorhavorian M, Lendvay, TS
      Can We Rely on the Presence of Dextranomer/Hyaluronic Acid Copolymer Mounds on Ultrasound to Predict Vesicoureteral Reflux Resolution after Injection Therapy?
      J Urol , 2011 : 1852536-41
    • Sorenson MD, Delostrinos C, Johnson MH, Grady RW, Lendvay TS
      Comparison of the Learning Curve and Outcomes for Robotic-assisted Pediatric Pyeloplasty
      J Urol , 2011 : 1852517-22
    • Lendvay TS
      Surgical Simulation in Pediatric Urologic Education.
      21243455 Current urology reports , 2011 Jan.
    • Lendvay T, Smith J,Stapelton B
      Acute Management of Nephrolothiasis in Children
      UpToDate, Rose, BD(Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA. , 2011
    • Lendvay TS, Hsi R
      Robotic-Assisted Urologic Applications
      "Surgical Robotics-Systems, Applications,and Visions" , 2011 : 679-700
    • Sekhar LN, Ramanathan D, Rosen J, Kim LJ, Friedman D, Glozman D, Moe K, Lendvay T, Hannaford B
      Robotics in Neurosurgery
      "Surgical Robotics- Systems, Applications, and Visions, New York, NY, Springer Science , 2011 : 723-741
    • Lendvay TS, Jacobs, M
      Robotic Surgery of the Kidney and Ureter in the Pediatric Population
      "Robotic Urologic Surgery" , 2011 : 2nd Edition, Springer-Verlag London Limited437-450
    • Jenison EL, Gil KM, Lendvay TS, Guy MS
      Skill degradation and retraining on the da Vinci robot
      World Robotics Symposium, Orlando, Florida , 2010 Apr, 11
    • Ghani K, Miller D, Lane B, Sarle R, Brachulis A, Linsell S, Kim T-K, Delela D, Monti J, Comstock B, Lendvay T, Peabody J.
      Video-based peer review of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in statewide quality improvement collaborative.
      AUA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA [Podium] , 2010 5
    • Zamilpa I, Lendvay TS
      Can we rely on the presence or appearance of a Deflux bleb on ultrasound to predict vesicoureteral reflux resolution after Injection therapy?
      Northwest Urological Society Meeting, Bellevue, Washington , 2009 Dec. 2 - 2009 Dec. 4
    • Zamilpa I, Lendvay TS
      Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery: Application of a Novel Technique to Pediatric Urology
      Northwest Urological Society Meeting, Bellevue, Washington , 2009 Dec. 2 - 2009 Dec. 4
    • Lendvay TS
      Editorial comment.
      19683729 The Journal of urology , 2009 Oct. : 1534
    • Lum M, Rosen J, Lendvay T, Sinanan M, Hannaford B
      Effect of Time Delay on TeleSurgical Performance
      the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Kobe, Japan , 2009 May 12 - 2009 May 17
    • Ginger V, Hotaling J, Lendvay T, Joyner B, Shnorhavorian M, Grady R, Drugas G, Koyle M
      Patient Acquired Images in Pediatric Postoperative Care Results in Reduction of Unnecessary Emergency Department Visits
      American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois , 2009 Apr, 23 - 2009 Apr, 25
    • Elderwy A, Lendvay T, Joyner B, Aziz AA, Mitchell M, Grady R
      The Natural History of Valve Bladders: The Seattle Experience
      American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois , 2009 Apr, 23 - 2009 Apr, 25
    • Hidalgo-Tamola J, Au A, Lendvay T
      Curriculum Driven Simulation for Percutaneous Suprapubic Catheter Placement
      American Urological Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois , 2009 Apr,
    • Osbun N, Ellison J, Lendvay T.
      Robotic-assisted laparoscopic excision of multifocal ureteral and renal pelvis polyps.
      J Endourology Part B: Videourology [Accepted January 2015].

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Using the Wisdom of Crowds to Assess Surgical Skills North Pacific Surgical Association Annual Meeting Seattle, WA Nov. 17, 2014
    Using the Wisdom of Crowds for Surgical Skills Assessment Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative Annual Meeting Ann Arbor, MI Oct. 3, 2014
    What Does the Surgeon Need? Challenges in Todays OR Human Cyber-Physical Interfaces Annual Conference Paris, France Sept. 23, 2014
    Open Challenges in Todays OR: Skill, Evaluation, Error Reduction M2CAI Annual Meeting Boston, MA Sept. 14, 2014
    Simulation and Education Update Toronto Pediatric Urology Laparoscopic Course (PULC) Toronto, Canada Aug. 8, 2014 - Aug. 9, 2014
    CSATS Education for AUA American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Education Council Orlando, FL May 18, 2014
    CSATS and BLUS Update American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Office of Education BLUS Group Orlando, FL May 17, 2014
    RAVEN as a Tool for Da Vinci Curriculum Engineers in Urology Session, American Urological Association Orlando, FL May 17, 2014
    Assessing Technical Performance in Medicine: Using the Wisdom of Crowds Johns Hopkins University, Computer Science Engineering Department Seminar Baltimore, MD Feb. 26, 2014
    Resident Boot Camps, Program Director Development Series University of Washington Seattle, WA Oct. 2, 2013
    Successful Start-up: Initiation of a Pediatric Robotic Program Surgical Suite Rounds, British Columbia Childrens Hospital Vancouver, BC June 11, 2013
    The Robot Approach in Pediatric Urology: How We Teach It, How We Do It Resident Academic Education Session, University of British Columbia Department of Urologic Sciences Vancouver, BC June 11, 2013
    Surgical Innovation in Sexual Function in Men with Paraplegia: The TOMAX Procedure Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Summit Seattle, WA May 18, 2013
    The Future of Robotic Surgery Technology and Training Grand Rounds University of Illinois Chicago, Department of Urology Jan. 23, 2013
    C-SATS: Crowd-sourced Assessment of Technical Skills using Amazon.com and Facebook Grand Rounds University of Illinois Chicago, Department of Urology Jan. 23, 2013
    Ilioinguinal nerve to dorsal penile nerve neuroneurorrhaphy: Bridging penile skin sensation in Spina bifida American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting, Urology Scientific Meeting, Session #H1016, Video Forum New Orleans, LA Oct. 22, 2012
    Clinicians Guide to Pediatric Urology: Humps and Holes: Hernias and Hydroceles Seattle Childrens Hospital CME Seattle, WA Nov. 19, 2011
    Surgical Education: The New Millennium King County Historical Medical Society Seattle, WA Nov. 11, 2011
    Future of Simulation Education Seattle Science Foundation, Robotic Urology Seattle, WA Oct. 7, 2011
    Updates from the Simulation Special Interest Group Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons Los Angeles, CA Sept. 15, 2011
    Future of Robotics, Simulation, and Education World Robotics Symposium Orlando, FL June 26, 2011 - June 28, 2011
    Extravesical Reimplant: How Do I Do It? World Robotics Symposium Orlando, FL June 26, 2011 - June 28, 2011
    Cross-Platform Assessments Methods World Robotics Symposium Training Workshop June 26, 2011 - June 28, 2011
    Millennium Generation and Their Technologies - Surgical Education: The New Millennium University of Washington Mini-Medical School Program Feb. 1, 2011
    VR Simulation in Surgical Training Korean Surgical Society Annual Meeting Seoul, South Korea Nov. 19, 2010
    Future of Robotics and Clinical Applications North American Robotics Summer School University of Washington, Seattle, WA Aug. 23, 2010 - Aug. 27, 2010
    Mitrofanoff and LACE World Robotics Symposium Orlando, FL April 11, 2010
    Pediatric Urology Laparoscopic Updates Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons Meeting Boston, MA Sept. 11, 2009
    Acute Urinary Retention: SPT Simulator American College of Surgeons Postgraduate Course Seattle, WA Sept. 28, 2008

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Urology
Pediatric Urology

Medical/Professional School

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia

Residency

Urology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta

Fellowship

Pediatric Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Clinical Interests

a. Robotic and Laparoscopic Reconstructive Surgery b. Surgical simulation education c. Biorobotics engineering research

Research Focus Area

Translational Research