Robot-assisted simple prostatectomy (RASP): does it make sense
BJU International, 05/21/2012
Matei DV et al. – Robot–assisted simple prostatectomy (RASP) is a feasible and reproducible procedure with outcome advantages when compared with the open or with other minimally invasive techniques. As a result, a RA approach is worth considering in cases of high–volume prostate adenomas. Extending the indication of the RA approach, to the SP, requires firstly that the surgeon be proficient in RA surgery and secondly that as the incidence rate of high–volume symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia is low, the surgeon has had the opportunity to ‘see the procedure’.