Robotic-Assisted Simple Prostatectomy Complications

  • René J. Sotelo
  • Raed A. Azhar
  • Oscar D. Martín


Robotic-assisted simple prostatectomy has increased significantly in popularity in recent years as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Compared to conventional techniques, the robotic-assisted technique allows greater tissue resection with less blood loss and shorter recovery time. However, urologists must be aware of the potential complications before, during, and after surgery, including vascular injury, infection, urinary complications, intestinal injuries, cardiovascular or thromboembolic events, and sexual dysfunction. Here we describe the prevention, risk factors, identification, and treatment of these complications.


Benign prostatic hyperplasia Prostatectomy Robotic DaVinci Surgical complications prostate Adenoma Simple prostatectomy Robotic surgery Intrafascial simple prostatectomy Complications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • René J. Sotelo
    • 1
  • Raed A. Azhar
    • 2
    • 3
  • Oscar D. Martín
    • 4
  1. 1.USC Institute of Urology, University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.USC Institute of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Urology DepartmentKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia- Facultad de Medicina. Servicio Urología-Clínica Cooperativa de ColombiaVillavicencioColombia

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