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What is a robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy?

One of the most innovative treatments for prostate cancer is robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy -- removal of the prostate gland.

Robotic prostatectomy offers similar and often better outcomes than traditional prostate cancer surgery. In addition, by using the robotic technique, there is greater nerve sparing, resulting in less chance of erectile dysfunction (ED) and urinary discontinence.

While these technological advantages are significant, a surgeon's skill and experience remain the most important elements for achieving good outcomes.

With robotic-assisted surgery, you can look forward to a shorter recovery, less chance of infection and less postoperative pain.

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