New procedures and methods
Updated: May 7, 2018
Prostate Surgery: Nerve monitoring during Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy (RARP)
The primary goal in intra-operative monitoring is to protect and preserve neurologic function that may be compromised during surgery. Prostatectomy is a prime example of where monitoring can have a profound affect on improving outcomes on a surgery known to have significant risks to critical lifestyle functions. Curing the cancer remains the number one priority, but urinary incontinence and impotence are real risks during. It's been reported that Radical Prostatectomy results in a rate of urinary incontinence of 22% to 44% and sexual impotence 38% to 40% 12 months after surgery. A lesser know side effect of RARP are positional injuries such as brachial plexopathy, We monitor for these issues in addition to nerve monitoring within the surgical site.
Surgimon's sister company, Prostech Monitoring, is dedicated to men's health and Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Click the link below to view a video of RARP or visit www.prostechmonitoring.com.