Direct Comparison of Surgical and Functional Outcomes of Robotic-Assisted Versus Pure Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: Single-Surgeon Experience Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Laparoscopy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Robotics

abstract

  • Our initial experience has revealed that RALP is an equivalent, if not a superior, minimally invasive surgical option for localized prostate cancer with less blood loss and a shorter operative time and length of stay. Although the potency and continence rates were comparable, a trend was noted toward a faster return of functional outcomes in our early RALP experience.

publication date

  • January 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.urology.2008.08.491

PubMed ID

  • 18952268

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 119

end page

  • 23

volume

  • 73

number

  • 1