[First 24 Japanese cases of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy using the daVinci Surgical System].

@article{Yoshioka2008First2J,
  title={[First 24 Japanese cases of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy using the daVinci Surgical System].},
  author={Kunihiko Yoshioka and Tadashi Hatano and Yoshihiro Nakagami and Choichiro Ozu and Yutaka Horiguchi and Noboru Sakamoto and Hiroyuki Yonov and Yoshio Ohno and Makoto Ohori and Masaaki Tachibana and Vipul R. Patel},
  journal={Hinyokika kiyo. Acta urologica Japonica},
  year={2008},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={333-8; discussion 339}
}
In Japan, as of September 2007, prostatectomy is conducted with open surgical procedures in more than 90% of the cases. Following the first reported robotic prostatectomy by Binder, et al. in 2000, a robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) using the daVinci Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Sunnyvale, California, USA) has been… CONTINUE READING