Minimally Invasive Prostatectomy

Minimally invasive operations are those performed using small incisions. These two approaches have both advantages and disadvantages. The Robot assisted prostatectomy is now the most common method used in teh United States. Patients should make sure to ask specific questions when deciding on their surgeon but at the present time, no studies have proven any of the approaches results in either better cancer control or fewer long term complications. Details are provided in the accompanying video. (Reviewed May, 2012)