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.