Safe Positioning Reduces Neurovascular Injuries During RALP


In this video from Partner Surgeon Nikhil Vasdev, we see a patient being prepped for Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (RALP). “Patient position is as important as performing precision surgery with the da Vinci system,” says a narrator as they describe the critical steps which need to be taken to help protect the patient from potential injuries during RALP. The 03:15 video has video clips and photos which clearly show the suggested steps. Produced for the East ad North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (United Kingdom) by James Roux, FRCS (Urol); Nikhil Vasdev, FRCS (Urol); Conrad Bishop, MBBS, FRACS (Urol); Jim Adshead, MA, MD, FRCS (ENG), FRCS (Urol).