Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy: The technique

Sameer Chopra, Abhishek Srivastava, Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Ashutosh K. Tewari

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Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) using the da Vinci® surgical platform has become very popular in recent years, accounting for over 70 % of all radical prostatectomies performed in the United States in 2008 [1, 2]. Its postulated advantages over the conventional open approach include better intraoperative dexterity and visualization of periprostatic tissue architecture with up to 12-fold optical magnification for the surgeon, while patients experience less intraoperative blood loss, less painful recovery, and shorter hospital stays [3]. However, despite innovations in surgical techniques, surgeons are still faced with the daily dilemma of balancing complete cancer clearance while striving for potency preservation during surgery. In several series, 20-50 % of patients still remain impotent at 1 year following nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (RP) [4-6].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProstate Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Perspective
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781447128649
ISBN (Print)144712863X, 9781447128632
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


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