Ashutosh K. Tewari, MD, discusses the benefits of robotic radical prostatectomy in prostate cancer.
Ashutosh K. Tewari, MD, chairman, Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine, director, Department of Urology, Mount Sinai, discusses the benefits of robotic radical prostatectomy in prostate cancer.
Robotic radical prostatectomies allow for a minimally invasive, cosmetically favorable surgical treatment for patients with prostate cancer, Tewari says. The approach is associated with minimal pain, less bleeding, and a faster recovery time compared with traditional radical prostatectomy, Tewari explains. Moreover, the robotic approach provides additional magnification during the procedure, which allows for a more precise procedure that delicatelyhandles nerves, Tewari says. In turn, patients have a better chance of preserving sexual function and urinary control, Tewari adds.
Ultimately, the benefits of robotic radical prostatectomy include early recovery, less pain, less bleeding, improved cancer control, and improved bodily function recovery, Tewari concludes.