Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy – Current Status

Declan Murphy, Ben Challacombe, Arun Sahai, Peter Acher, and Prokar Dasgupta
Guy’s Hospital and School of Medicine, King’s College London, UK

There is increasing interest in the role of robotic technology to assist with surgical procedures. In particular, the use of the daVinci™ robot (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) to perform laparoscopic radical prostatectomy has attracted widespread attention. Considerable media interest in this technology has led to much greater patient awareness of the options now available for the treatment of localized prostate cancer.
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