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J U L Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 8 5 R obotic assistance has revolutionized prostate removal. It's a far better option than removing the gland through a large incision, which can cause significant blood loss and often leaves patients suffering from incontinence and erectile dysfunction. It's even an improvement over laparoscopic prostatectomy, a challenging procedure that demands masterful technique to remove the prostate from deep with- in the pelvic cavity. With a robot, surgeons are able to remove the prostate through a Danielle Bouchat-Friedman | Associate Editor The Benefits of Robotic Prostatectomy Precise cuts and surgeon preference are pushing procedures to outpatient ORs. MINIMALLY INVASIVE Single-incision robotic radical prostatectomy requires only a 3 cm incision below the belly button. Jihad Kaouk, MD

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