This article demonstrates that the introduction of a robotic interface shortens the "learning curve" for less invasive nephron sparing surgery.
Although the risk of a rectal injury in the hands of an experienced robotic prostate surgeon is less than 1%, an unrecognized injury or one that is improperly repaired can be devastating. This article demonstrates a robotic technique for successful repair of rectal injuries occuring during robotic prostatectomy. Using this technique 2 patients who experienced rectal injuries during robotic prostatectomy were successfully managed without colostomies and both recovered without any problems.
This article demonstrates a novel surgical technique developed by Dr. Ornstein to improve recovery of urinary control following robotic prostatectomy.
The article demonstrate favorable outcomes for robotic prostatectomy in regards to surgical margin status. It also demonstrates that the most important risk factors for a positive surgical margin during robotic prosatectomy are pre-operative PSA, PSA density, pathologic stage and Gleason grade.