Vattikuti Institute prostatectomy: contemporary technique and analysis of results.

  title={Vattikuti Institute prostatectomy: contemporary technique and analysis of results.},
  author={Mani M Menon and Alok Shrivastava and Sanjeev Kaul and Ketan K. Badani and Michael J. Fumo and Mahendra Bhandari and James O. Peabody},
  journal={European urology},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={648-57; discussion 657-8}
OBJECTIVES Contemporary techniques of radical prostatectomy achieve excellent oncologic outcomes; erectile dysfunction is the most common adverse effect. We have modified our technique of robotic radical prostatectomy (Vattikuti Institute prostatectomy [VIP]) in an attempt to minimize decrease of erectile function while maintaining the excellent oncologic outcomes achieved by the radical retropubic prostatectomy. We present our current technique of VIP with preservation of the lateral prostatic… CONTINUE READING
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