The European Association of Urology Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) survey of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP)

Vincenzo Ficarra, Peter N. Wiklund, Charles Henry Rochat, Prokar Dasgupta, Benjamin J. Challacombe, Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Stefan Siemer, Nazareno Suardi, Giacomo Novara, Alexandre Mottrie

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Abstract

Objective To evaluate surgeons adherence to current clinical practice, with the available evidence, for robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) and offer a baseline assessment to measure the impact of the Pasadena recommendations. Recently, the European Association of Urology Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) supported the Pasadena Consensus Conference on best practices in RARP. Subjects and Methods This survey was performed in January 2012. A specific questionnaire was sent, by e-mail, to 145 robotic surgeons who were included in the mailing-list of ERUS members and working in different urological institutions. Participating surgeons were invited to answer a multiple-choice questionnaire including 24-items evaluating the main RARP surgical steps. Results In all, 116 (79.4%) invited surgeons answered the questionnaire and accepted to participate to the ERUS survey. In all, 47 (40.5%) surgeons performed >100 RARPs; 41 (35.3%) between 50 and 100, and 28 (24.1%)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-603
Number of pages8
JournalBJU International
Volume111
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • prostate cancer
  • radical prostatectomy
  • robotic
  • surgeon
  • survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    Ficarra, V., Wiklund, P. N., Rochat, C. H., Dasgupta, P., Challacombe, B. J., Sooriakumaran, P., Siemer, S., Suardi, N., Novara, G., & Mottrie, A. (2013). The European Association of Urology Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) survey of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). BJU International, 111(4), 596-603. https://doi.org/10.1111/bju.12100