Robotic radical prostatectomy (or robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy to give it its full title) has transformed the options for men diagnosed with localised prostate cancer. No longer do men have to undergo open surgery for the removal of the prostate gland – robotic surgery is now possible in all men who are otherwise suitable for open surgery. In addition, this state-of-the-art surgical procedure can offer the best chance for complete recovery.
Wristed instrumentation, tremor filtration and 3D magnification aid the surgeon in performing one of the most demanding aspects of the procedure – nerve-sparing for preservation of post-operative sexual function and continence. Along with cancer control, these are key elements in follow-up for patients undergoing treatment.