Gerald Y M Tan

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OBJECTIVES Preoperative Gleason scores (GSs) are often upgraded after pathologic examination of the prostate following radical prostatectomy (RP). There have been disparate reports of the impact of different factors as predictors of GS upgrading after RP. We sought to study the robustness of frequently reported predictors in an unselected single institution(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Creation of an optimally apposed, tension-free, well-supported vesicourethral anastomosis remains the cornerstone for anastomotic healing after radical prostatectomy. We report the effect of three techniques of bladder neck reconstruction during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy on anastomotic leak, stricture formation, and(More)
The advent of prostate-specific antigen screening has changed the global epidemiology of prostate cancer, with men being diagnosed with organ-confined cancer at a younger age. Radical prostatectomy with curative intent for these patients, while delivering excellent long-term survival outcomes, still has significant side effects, chiefly postprostatectomy(More)
n a d d t w a t a s o u c u 6 a m w i i a t s espite refinements in surgical technique over the past ecade, urinary incontinence following radical prostatecomy remains a frustrating and costly side effect that ignificantly impairs patients’ quality of life. With the ncreasing popularity of radical prostatectomy as a firstine treatment for early prostate(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Various imaging modalities are under investigation for real-time tissue imaging of periprostatic nerves with the idea of improving the results of nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. We explored multiphoton microscopy (MPM) for real-time tissue imaging of the prostate and periprostatic neural tissue in a male Sprague-Dawley rat model.(More)
The advent of laparoscopic and robotic techniques for management of urologic malignancies marked the beginning of an ever-expanding array of minimally invasive options available to cancer patients. With the popularity of these treatment modalities, there is a growing need for trained surgical oncologists who not only have a deep understanding of the disease(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Much of the progress achieved in the past two decades in improving potency outcomes after radical prostatectomy has resulted from an improved appreciation of the anatomic basis of the nerves responsible for erection. We review the current literature evaluating the neuroanatomy of prostate and operative strategies for better preservation of(More)