daVinci Prostatectomy Full Length Procedure


In this Intuitive Surgical video from the 2011 Swedish Robotic Urology Course. In a 50-year-old patient with a PSA of 4.3, we have a live surgery conducted and narrated by Dr. Jim Porter. Drs. Mani Menon and Craig Rogers from the Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital and Dr. Tom Ahlering, University of California, Irvine all contribute comments and expertise as moderators. Body positioning is discussed, but not shown on camera. Only inside view is shown in this 5-trocar surgical procedure. Dr. Porter explains his preference to leave the ligaments intact until further into the posterior procedure to act as a guide during his initial work. Thermal settings on the bi-polar and mono-polar tools is discussed. Very clear view of the bladder neck anastomosis is shown and discussed. Dr. Mani Menon explains the alternative he uses to the Foley catheter. 1:24:28