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What is robotic-assisted laparoscopy technology?

Robotic assisted technology helps us in surgery with suturing and reconstructing tissue. In the case of prostate surgery it helps spare nerves for preservation of erections, spare the muscle that maintains urinary continence and helps us suture, or reconstruct the urethra back to the bladder. How does it do this? The robot technology has reproduced all of the movements of the human wrist on a small instrument that can go through a very small hole (8mm) into the pelvis instead of us actually putting our hands inside the abdomen to do the surgery. The end result is a shorter hospital stay and shorter recovery from prostate surgery.

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