Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: A Step-by-Step Approach

  • Alok Shrivastava
  • Mani Menon


Radical retropubic prostatectomy is one of the most difficult operations in the field of urology. After the procedure was introduced by Millin in 1947, this technique was adopted by others and modified,1–5 but never gained widespread popularity because of the significant complications of bleeding, incontinence, and impotence. Although anatomic discoveries by Walsh improved the surgeon’s ability to remove all tumor and have substantially improved other outcomes.1 Open radical prostatectomy still remains a procedure with significant morbidity.2


Radical Prostatectomy Seminal Vesicle Bladder Neck Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alok Shrivastava
    • 1
  • Mani Menon
    • 2
  1. 1.Vattikuti Urology InstituteHenry Ford Health SystemDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyVattikuti Urology InstituteDetroitUSA

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