Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: A Prostate Surgeon’s Perspective

  • Cole Davis
  • Matthew R. Cooperberg
  • Peter R. CarrollEmail author


The availability and promulgation of robotic technology has resulted in a paradigm shift for radical prostatectomy. Historically radical prostatectomy was performed using an open approach, usually the retropubic approach and rarely using a laparoscopic approach.


Radical Prostatectomy Androgen Deprivation Therapy Positive Surgical Margin Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Robotic Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cole Davis
    • 1
  • Matthew R. Cooperberg
    • 1
  • Peter R. Carroll
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUCSF-Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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