Robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

  • The most commonly performed robotic operation, exceeding the use of laparoscopic and open radical prostatectomy.

Robotic prostate surgery has largely supplanted open surgery.

RALP is associated with lower estimated blood loss compared with open and laparoscopic approaches.

RALP is associated with fewer blood transfusions than open prostatectomies.

RALP is associated with shorter length of stay than open and laparoscopy approaches.

RALP radical prostatectomy is now the surgical procedure of choice when treating for localized prostate cancer.

It has improved morbidity rates, decreased blood loss and postoperative pain and similar oncological outcomes when compared to open radical prostatectomy.

Presently robotic retroperitoneal laparoscopic prostatectomy is the treatment of choice in the US with more than 80% of prostatectomies performed in this way.

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