Preliminary results of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) after fellowship training and experience in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP).

@article{Wolanski2012PreliminaryRO,
  title={Preliminary results of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) after fellowship training and experience in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP).},
  author={Philippe Wolanski and Charles Chabert and Lee Jones and Tarryn Mullavey and Sharon L. Walsh and Troy Richard John Gianduzzo},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2012},
  volume={110 Suppl 4},
  pages={64-70}
}
OBJECTIVE • To ascertain whether prior experience in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) shortens the 'learning curve' and therefore improves early patient outcomes when transitioning to robot-assisted laparoscopic RP (RALP). PATIENTS AND METHODS • Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of the most recent 87 cases of LRP compared with the initial 73 cases of RALP. • LRP was performed via a five-port extraperitoneal approach, while transperitoneal RALP was performed using… CONTINUE READING