Laparoscopic surgery experience does not influence oncological and functional results of robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy

Cetin T., Yalcin M. Y., Karaca E., Ozbilen M. H., Ergani B., Koc G., ...More

UROLOGIA JOURNAL, vol.89, no.2, pp.240-243, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/03915603211004781
  • Journal Name: UROLOGIA JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.240-243
  • Keywords: Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy, prostate cancer, laparoscopic experience, continence, erectile dysfunction
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Surgery is one of the treatment alternatives for prostate cancer, and robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) has become the new trend in the past decade. There is no consensus yet for surgeons who will perform RALP whether they need to be trained or experienced in laparoscopy. In this study, it was aimed to investigate the effectiveness of the surgeon's laparoscopy experience in the perioperative and postoperative results of RALP patients.