Urology Institute of Houston

Advanced Urologic Care


The robot and console being used for surgery.

Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (RALP) is a relatively new technique for removing a prostate. A robotic prostatectomy has numerous advantages over other treatment modalities for prostate cancer. The advantages of a robotic prostatectomy include less blood loss, smaller incisions, 10 X magnification, a 3-D image for more accurate resection, a more precise and water tight anastamosis, better visualization and potentially better preservation of the nerve bundles, a shorter hospital stay, and a quicker restarting of daily activties.

  • Less Blood Loss
  • Better Visualization 10 X Magnification
  • Less Incontinence
  • Increased Ability to Spare Nerves
  • Shorter Hospital Stay
  • Faster Recovery at Home
  • Smaller Incisions


The robotic instruments are able to reach places and perform movements that surpass the ability of the human wrist and hand.