Laparoscopy or Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: Pros and Cons

  • Claude AbbouEmail author
  • Leticia Ruiz


The cost of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy is lower than that of the robotic-assisted procedure, since there is no need for purchase or maintenance of the robot, and the instruments used are less expensive. These advantages persist even if the operative time tends to be longer for the laparoscopic approach.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyHenri Mondor HospitalCreteilFrance
  2. 2.Department of UrologySocial Security Metropolitan HospitalPanamaRepublic of Panama

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