Robotically assisted prostatectomy

Record ID 32005000045
Authors' objectives:

Robotically assisted prostatectomy, also referred to as robot-assisted or robotic-assisted prostatectomy, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed from a computerized workstation, where the surgeon views the operative field through a specialized camera arrangement, and manipulates robotic arms to hold and position an endoscope and to grasp, cut, dissect, cauterize, and suture tissue via hand controls and foot switches. Robotic-assisted LRP has been proposed as an alternative to conventional open or laparoscopic radical prostatectomy as a definitive treatment for clinically localized prostate cancer.

Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 2004
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Prostatectomy
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: HAYES, Inc.
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