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Thomas Sean Lendvay, MD

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Thomas Sean Lendvay, MD

Urology, Developmental Pediatrics

On staff since August 2005

Children's Title: Co-Director of the Seattle Robotic Surgery Program

Academic Title: Associate Professor of Urology, University of Washington

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."

Making a Difference

Recommendations

TiffanyMonroe, Wa01.22.14
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!
abdellaSeatac Washington01.12.14
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.
Brittneyport townsend washington12.31.13
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!
RosidaSeattle, Washington08.29.13
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
NickYakima, Wa12.30.11
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.
HeidiDalton Gardens, ID07.21.11
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.
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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

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Best in Session, Abstract AwardAUA Meeting, Washington, DCAmerican Urological Association 2011
Third Place Finish, Abstract AwardCREOG/APGO Meeting, San Antonio, TXCREOG/APGO 2011
Honorable Mention, Abstract AwardKimbrough Meeting, Seattle WASociety of Government Service Urologists 2011
Best in Session Poster AwardAnnual Meeting, Chicago, IllinoisAmerican Urological Association 2009
Best Abstract Poster AwardMMVR Conference, Long Beach, California 2008
Emory Urology Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for 2003-2004Emory University Affiliated Hospital, Atlanta, GeorgiaJune 25, 2004
Second Place PresentationGA Urological Association 2nd Place Presentation, Lake Oconee, GeorgiaGA Urological Association 2004

Publications

Noninvasive ureterocele puncture using pulsed focused ultrasound: an in vitro study.
Journal of endourology / Endourological Society , 2014 Mar: 28(3)342-6
Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills: a novel method to evaluate surgical performance.
The Journal of surgical research , 2014 Mar: 187(1)65-71
Learning Curves, Costs, and Practical Considerations
Pediatric Endourology Techniques , 2014: 44-55
Content and Face Validation of a Curriculum for Ultrasonic Propulsion of Calculi in a Human Renal Model.
Journal of endourology / Endourological Society , 2014 Jan 2
Multiportal robotic access to the anterior cranial fossa: a surgical and engineering feasibility study.
Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2013 Dec: 149(6)940-6
Reinnervating the penis in spina bifida patients in the United States: ilioinguinal-to-dorsal-penile neurorrhaphy in two cases.
The journal of sexual medicine , 2013 Oct: 10(10)2593-7
A case of painless pediatric priapism and cough
Ped Emerg Care , June 2013
Virtual reality robotic surgery warm-up improves task performance in a dry laboratory environment: a prospective randomized controlled study.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons , 2013 Jun: 216(6)1181-92
Virtual reality robotic surgery warm-up improves task performance in a dry laboratory environment: a prospective randomized controlled study.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons , 2013 Jun: 216(6)1181-92
Instrument Failures for the da Vinci Surgical System: a Food and Drug Administration MAUDE Database Study.
Surgical endoscopy , 2013 May: 27(5)1503-8
Instrument Failures for the da Vinci Surgical System: a Food and Drug Administration MAUDE Database Study.
Surgical endoscopy , 2013 May: 27(5)1503-8
Cystinuria crystals: an image from a 14-year-old girl with cystinuria.
Urology , 2013 Apr: 81(4)e29
Cystinuria crystals: an image from a 14-year-old girl with cystinuria.
Urology , 2013 Apr: 81(4)e29
Future of robotic surgery.
Cancer journal (Sudbury, Mass.) , 2013 Mar-Apr: 19(2)109-19
Future of robotic surgery.
Cancer journal (Sudbury, Mass.) , 2013 Mar-Apr: 19(2)109-19
Spina Bifida
In "Urological Emergencies: A Practical Approach 2nd Edition," , 2013: Ch.25:325-331
Surgical Simulation Devices
In Medscape Reference: Drugs, Diseases, and Procedures , 2013: Medscape Reference 2011 WebMD, LLC
Recent Trends in the Surgical Management of Primary Vesicoureteral Reflux in the Era of Dextranomer/Hyaluronic Acid
J Urol , 2013: 189
Early Comparison of Nephrectomy Options in Children (Open, Transperitoneal Laparoscopic, LESS, and Robotic Surgery)
BJU Int , 2012: 109915-6
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
Robotic Surgical Skills: Acquisition, Maintenance, and Degradation
JSLS , 2012: 16218-228
Content and Construct Validation of a Robotic Surgery Curriculum Using an Electromagnetic Instrument Tracker
J Urol , 2012: 188919-923
Visualizing surgical training databases: Exploratory visualization, data modeling, and formative feedback for improving skill acquisition
IEEE CG&A , 2012: 3271-81
Content and Construct Validation of a Robotic Surgery Curriculum
AUANews , 2011: 25-26
Surgical Simulation in Pediatric Urologic Education.
Current urology reports , Jan. 2011
Comparison of the Learning Curve and Outcomes for Robotic-assisted Pediatric Pyeloplasty
J Urol , 2011: 1852517-22
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
. Laparoscopic Nephroureterectomy for Wilms Tumor: Oncologic Considerations
J Peds Surg , 2011: 46978-82
An Instrumented Minimally Invasive Surgical Tool: Design and Calibration
J Applied Bionics and Biomech , 2011: 8173-90
Initiation of a pediatric robotic surgery program: institutional challenges and realistic outcomes.
Surgical endoscopy , Nov. 2010: 2803-8
Injection volumes of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid are increasing in the endoscopic management of vesicoureteral reflux.
Pediatric surgery international , May 2010: 509-13
Methodologies for establishing validity in surgical simulation studies.
Surgery , May 2010: 622-30
Endoscopic treatment of symptomatic refluxing renal transplant ureteroneocystostomies in children.
Pediatric transplantation , March 2010: 212-5
Robotic Hypospadias Surgery: A New Evolution
J Robotic Surg , 2010: 3239
Robotic Surgery: Applications and Cost-effectiveness
Open Access Surgery , 2010: 31-9
14-gauge angiocatheter: the assist port.
Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A , Oct. 2009: 699-701
Editorial comment.
The Journal of urology , 2009 Oct: 1534
Pediatric robot-assisted laparoscopic varicocelectomy.
Journal of endourology / Endourological Society , Aug. 2009: 1297-300
Intraoperative ultrasound: application in pediatric pyeloplasty.
Urology , Feb. 2009: 377-9; discussion 379
Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Mitrofanoff Appendicovesicostomy: Preliminary Experience in a Pediatric Population (editorial)
J of Urology , 2009: 182(4)1534
Teleoperation in surgical robotics--network latency effects on surgical performance.
Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference , 2009: 6860-3
Surgical management of congenital ureteropelvic junction obstruction: a Pediatric Health Information System database study.
The Journal of urology , Oct. 2008: 1689-92; discussion 1692
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic mitrofanoff appendicovesicostomy and antegrade continent enema colon tube creation in a pediatric spina bifida patient.
Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A , April 2008: 310-2
Metastatic adenocarcinoma after augmentation gastrocystoplasty.
The Journal of urology , March 2008: 1094-6; discussion 1097
Trends in Surgical Management of Congenital Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction: A Pediatric Health Information System Database Study
J Urol , 2008: 180(4 Suppl)1689-92
Initial Validation of a Virtual Reality Robotic Simulator
Journal of Robotic Surgery , 2008
TeleRobotic fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery (FLS): effects of time delay--pilot study.
Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference , 2008: 5597-600
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic management of vesicoureteral reflux.
Advances in urology , 2008: 732942
Objective assessment of telesurgical robot systems: Telerobotic FLS.
Studies in health technology and informatics , 2008: 263-5
The biomechanics of percutaneous needle insertion.
Studies in health technology and informatics , 2008: 245-7
VR robotic surgery: randomized blinded study of the dV-Trainer robotic simulator.
Studies in health technology and informatics , 2008: 242-4
Occult spinal dysraphism and urolithiasis: are patients at higher risk of stone disease?
Journal of endourology / Endourological Society , Nov. 2007: 1293-6
Tumor in bladder reservoir after gastrocystoplasty.
The Journal of urology , Oct. 2007: 1771-4; discussion 1774
Compensatory paracrine mechanisms that define the urothelial response to injury in partial bladder outlet obstruction.
American journal of physiology. Renal physiology , Oct. 2007: F1147-56
The evolution of vesicoureteral reflux management in the era of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer: a pediatric health information system database study.
The Journal of urology , Oct. 2006: 1864-7
Augmentation cystoplasty rates at children's hospitals in the United States: a pediatric health information system database study.
The Journal of urology , Oct. 2006: 1716-20
Epididymal sparing bilateral simple orchiectomy with epididymoplasty: preservation of esthetics and body image.
The Journal of urology , Sept. 2005: 893-7
Efficacy of nephrectomy for the treatment of nephrogenic hypertension in a pediatric population.
The Journal of urology , Oct. 2003: 1655-7; discussion 1658
Direct vision internal urethrotomy for the treatment of pediatric urethral strictures: analysis of 50 patients.
The Journal of urology , Sept. 2003: 952-5
The tuberous sclerosis complex and its highly variable manifestations.
The Journal of urology , May 2003: 1635-42
Congenital urethral stricture.
The Journal of urology , Sept. 2002: 1156-7
Renal cell carcinoma in a 2-year-old child with tuberous sclerosis.
The Journal of urology , Sept. 2002: 1131-2
Pulsatile mass in the scrotum in a man with the Leriche syndrome.
The Journal of urology , Jan. 2002: 257-8

Presentations

Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
C-SATS: Crowd-sourced Assessment of Technical Skills using Amazon.com and FacebookGrand RoundsUniversity of Illinois Chicago, Department of UrologyJan. 23, 2013
The Future of Robotic Surgery Technology and TrainingGrand RoundsUniversity of Illinois Chicago, Department of UrologyJan. 23, 2013
Ilioinguinal nerve to dorsal penile nerve neuroneurorrhaphy: Bridging penile skin sensation in Spina bifidaAmerican Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting, Urology Scientific Meeting, Session #H1016, Video ForumNew Orleans, LAOct. 22, 2012
Clinicians Guide to Pediatric Urology: Humps and Holes: Hernias and HydrocelesSeattle Childrens Hospital CMESeattle, WANov. 19, 2011
Surgical Education: The New MillenniumKing County Historical Medical SocietySeattle, WANov. 11, 2011
Future of Simulation EducationSeattle Science Foundation, Robotic UrologySeattle, WAOct. 7, 2011
Updates from the Simulation Special Interest GroupSociety of Laparoscopic SurgeonsLos Angeles, CASept. 15, 2011
Cross-Platform Assessments MethodsWorld Robotics Symposium Training WorkshopJune 26, 2011 - June 28, 2011
Extravesical Reimplant: How Do I Do It?World Robotics SymposiumOrlando, FLJune 26, 2011 - June 28, 2011
Future of Robotics, Simulation, and EducationWorld Robotics SymposiumOrlando, FLJune 26, 2011 - June 28, 2011
Millennium Generation and Their Technologies - Surgical Education: The New MillenniumUniversity of Washington Mini-Medical School ProgramFeb. 1, 2011
VR Simulation in Surgical TrainingKorean Surgical Society Annual MeetingSeoul, South KoreaNov. 19, 2010
Future of Robotics and Clinical ApplicationsNorth American Robotics Summer SchoolUniversity of Washington, Seattle, WAAug. 23, 2010 - Aug. 27, 2010
Mitrofanoff and LACEWorld Robotics SymposiumOrlando, FLApril 11, 2010
Pediatric Urology Laparoscopic UpdatesSociety of Laparoscopic Surgeons MeetingBoston, MASept. 11, 2009
Acute Urinary Retention: SPT SimulatorAmerican College of Surgeons Postgraduate CourseSeattle, WASept. 28, 2008
Telesurgical RoboticsEmory University Department of Urology Grand RoundsAtlanta, GAApril 4, 2008
Minimally Invasive Surgery in Children: From Small Incisions to Robotics and BeyondUniversity of Washington, Department of Urology Grandest RoundsSeattle, WAFeb. 9, 2008

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OA.9.220 - Urology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-987-2509

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Federal Way
CF - Suite 300
34503 9th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-838-5878

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