Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: perioperative outcomes of 1500 cases.

@article{Patel2008RobotassistedLR,
  title={Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: perioperative outcomes of 1500 cases.},
  author={Vipul R. Patel and Kenneth J. Palmer and Geoffrey D. Coughlin and Srinivas Samavedi},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={
          2299-305
        }
}
BACKGROUND Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) is an evolving minimally invasive treatment of for localized prostate cancer. We present our experience of 1500 consecutive cases with an analysis of perioperative outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifteen hundred consecutive RALPs were performed by a single surgeon (VRP). Following Institutional Review Board approval, clinical coordinators performed prospective intraoperative and postoperative data collection. Functional… CONTINUE READING
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