The robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

Aaron Leiblich, Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Peter Wiklund

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The history of surgical treatment for prostate cancer dates back to 7 April 1904, when Dr. Hugh Young, with the assistance of William Halsted, performed the world’s first radical prostatectomy at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore [1]. His technique was adapted from an operation he learnt from the iconoclastic American surgeon, George Goodfellow, who developed a surgical method of prostatic enucleation via a transperineal route for the treatment of bladder outlet obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement of Prostate Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Approach, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783319427690
ISBN (Print)9783319427683
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


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