Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy: A review of current outcomes

Rafael F. Coelho, Sanket Chauhan, Kenneth J. Palmer, Bernardo Rocco, Manoj B. Patel, Vipul R. Patel

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With the widespread diffusion of the screening for prostate cancer, the disease has been diagnosed more commonly in the organ-confined stage, and in younger and healthier men. For these patients, radical prostatectomy (RP) is still the standard treatment. In an effort to decrease the morbidity associated with open RP, minimally invasive approaches have been described, including robotic-assisted RP (RALP). Almost one decade after the introduction of RALP, large and mature series have now been reported. We reviewed the outcomes of the largest series of RALP published recently. We searched Medline for reports published between 2006 and 2009, to identify articles describing intraoperative data, surgical complications, oncological outcomes, continence and potency rates after RALP. Relevant articles were selected and the outcomes evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1428-1435
Number of pages8
JournalBJU International
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Laparoscopy robotics
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic neoplasms
  • Urinary incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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