Article Abstract

Robotic-assisted vs. open radical prostatectomy: an update to the never-ending debate

Authors: Thenappan Chandrasekar, Derya Tilki


Radical prostatectomy (RP) remains a standard of care surgical management for localized prostate cancer (PCa). However, with the introduction of robotic-assisted techniques, the surgical management of PCa has changed drastically. With uptake varying by country, depending on cost, insurance coverage, government healthcare approval, and patient preference, there have been frequent reports assessing its safety, perioperative outcomes, functional outcomes and oncologic outcomes, as compared to traditional open radical retropubic prostatectomy.