How Do I Compare My Experience of Open with Robotic Radical Prostatectomy


Dr. Jagdeesh N. Kulkarni is the Director, Minimal Invasive and Robotic surgery at Asian Institute of Oncology at Somaiya Ayurvihar : Cancer Care, Parel, Mumbai. His presentation to the Robotic Surgeons Council of India is a personal look at his transition from performing open radical prostatectomies to using the da Vinci Surgical System. One of his most important points he tells the audience of 190 surgeons: “Self-learning is dangerous! You must have a Proctor!” He compares using different da Vinci models and patient outcomes with open and robotic. Lecture (PPT’s unavailable) 12:16

Robotics, Urology