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Clinical References

The following selected publications support the clinical efficacy of da Vinci® Prostatectomy.


Borin JF, Skarecky DW, Narula N, Ahlering TE. Impact of urethral stump length on continence and positive surgical margins in robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. 1: Urology. 2007 Jul;70(1):173-7. Abstract.

Badani KK, Kaul S, Menon M. Evolution of robotic radical prostatectomy: assessment after 2766 procedures. Cancer. 2007 Sep 24;110(9):1951-1958. Abstract.

Boris RS, Kaul SA, Sarle RC, Stricker HJ. Radical prostatectomy: a single surgeon comparison of retropubic, perineal, and robotic approaches. Can J Urol. 2007 Jun;14(3):3566-70. Abstract.

Shah KS, Thaly RK, Patel VR. Peri-operative Outcomes of Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: A Single Surgeon Experience. AUA 2007. Abstract.

Patel AS, Shah KK, Thaly RK, Patel VR. Operative Complications of Robotic assisted Radical Prostatectomy: The Learning curve and Beyond- A single surgeon series. AUA 2007. Abstract.

Patel VR, Thaly R, Shah K. Robotic radical prostatectomy: outcomes of 500 cases. BJU Int. 2007 May;99(5):1109-12. Abstract.

Haliloglu A, Baltaci S, Yaman O. Penile length changes in men treated with androgen suppression plus radiation therapy for local or locally advanced prostate cancer. Findings support observations of decreased penile length after neoadjuvant hormonal therapy plus external beam radiation therapy for local or locally advanced prostate cancer. J Urol 2007 Jan;177(1):128-30. Abstract.


Menon M, Shrivastava A, Kaul S, Badani KK, Fumo M, Bhandari M, Peabody JO. Vattikuti Institute prostatectomy: contemporary technique and analysis of results. Eur Urol. 2007 Mar;51(3):648-57; discussion 657-8. Epub 2006 Nov 3. Abstract.

Ahlering TE, Skarecky D, Borin J. Impact of cautery versus cautery-free preservation of neurovascular bundles on early return of potency. 1: J Endourol. 2006 Aug;20(8):586-9. Abstract.

Kaul, S, A Savera, K Badani, M Fumo, A Bhandari, M Menon. 2006. Functional outcomes and oncological efficacy of Vattikuti Institute prostatectomy with Veil of Aphrodite nerve-sparing: an analysis of 154 consecutive patients. BJU Int 97:467-72. Abstract.


Ahlering TE, Eichel L, Chou D, Skarecky DW. Feasibility study for robotic radical Prostatectomy cautery-free neurovascular bundle preservation. Urology. 2005; 65(5): 994-997. Abstract

Ahlering TE, Eichel L, Skarecky D. Rapid communication: early potency outcomes with cautery-free neurovascular bundle preservation with robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. J Endourol. 2005 Jul-Aug;19(6):715-8. Abstract

Patel V. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty. Urology . 2005 Jul;66(1):45-9. Abstract

Patel VR, Tully AS, Holmes R, Lindsay J. Robotic radical Prostatectomy in the community setting – the learning curve and beyond: initial 200 cases. Urology. 2005 July; 174: 269-272. Abstract


Ahlering TE, Eichel L, Edwards RA, Lee DI, Skarecky DW. Robotic radical Prostatectomy: a technique to reduce pT2 positive margins. Urology. 2004; 64: 1224-1228. Abstract

Ahlering TE, Woo D, Eichel L, Lee DI, Edwards R, Skarecky DW. Robot-assisted versus open radical prostatectomy: a comparison of one surgeon's outcomes. Urology. 2004 May;63(5):819-22. Abstract

Basillote JB, Ahlering TE, Skarecky DW, Lee DI, Clayman RV. Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: review and assessment of an emerging technique. Surg Endosc. 2004 Dec;18(12):1694-711. Epub 2004 Oct 26. Abstract

Lee DI, Eichel L, Skarecky D, Ahlering TW. Robotic laparoscopic radical Prostatectomy with a single assistant. Urology. 2004; 63: 1172-1175. Abstract

Menon M, Hemal AK, Tewari A, Shrivastava A, Bhandari A. The technique of apical dissection of the prostate and urethrovesical anastomosis in robotic radical prostatectomy. BJU Int. 2004 Apr;93(6):715-9. Abstract

Menon M, Tewari A, Peabody JO, Shrivastava A, Kaul S, Bhandari A, Hemal AK. Vattikuti Institute prostatectomy, a technique of robotic radical prostatectomy for management of localized carcinoma of the prostate: experience of over 1100 cases. Urol Clin North Am. 2004 Nov;31(4):701-17. Abstract 2003

Ahlering TE, Skarecky D, Lee D, Clayman RV. Successful transfer of open surgical skills to a laparoscopic environment using a robotic interface: initial experience with laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. J Urol. 2003 Nov;170(5):1738-41. Abstract

Bentas W, Wolfram M, Jones J, Brautigam R, Kramer W, Binder J. Robotic technology and the translation of open radical prostatectomy to laparoscopy: the early Frankfurt experience with robotic radical prostatectomy and one year follow-up. Eur Urol. 2003 Aug;44(2):175-81. Abstract

Kaouk JH, Desai MM, Abreu SC, Papay F, Gill IS. Robotic assisted laparoscopic sural nerve grafting during radical prostatectomy: initial experience. J Urol. 2003 Sep;170(3):909-12. Abstract

Menon M. Robotic radical retropubic prostatectomy. BJU Int. 2003 Feb;91(3):175-6. Abstract

Menon M, Hemal AK, Tewari A, Shrivastava A, Shoma AM, El-Tabey NA, Shaaban A, Abol-Enein H, Ghoneim MA. Nerve-sparing robot-assisted radical cystoprostatectomy and urinary diversion. BJU Int. 2003 Aug;92(3):232-6. Abstract

Menon M, Tewari A; Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy Team. Robotic radical prostatectomy and the Vattikuti Urology Institute technique: an interim analysis of results and technical points.Urology. 2003 Apr;61(4 Suppl 1):15-20. Abstract

Perer E, Lee DI, Ahlering T, Clayman RV. Robotic revelation: laparoscopic radical prostatectomy by a nonlaparoscopic surgeon. J Am Coll Surg. 2003 Oct;197(4):693-6. Abstract

Tewari A, Menon M. Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy: Surgical technique and current results. Curr Urol Rep. 2003 Apr;4(2):119-23. Abstract

Tewari A, Peabody JO, Fischer M, Sarle R, Vallancien G, Delmas V, Hassan M, Bansal A, Hemal AK, Guillonneau B, Menon M. An operative and anatomic study to help in nerve sparing during laparoscopic and robotic radical prostatectomy. Eur Urol. 2003 May;43(5):444-54. Abstract

Tewari A, Srivasatava A, Menon M; Members of the VIP Team. A prospective comparison of radical retropubic and robot-assisted prostatectomy: experience in one institution. BJU Int. 2003 Aug;92(3):205-10. Abstract

Van Velthoven RF, Ahlering TE, Peltier A, Skarecky DW, Clayman RV. Technique for laparoscopic running urethrovesical anastomosis:the single knot method. Urology. 2003 Apr;61(4):699-702. Abstract


Menon M, Shrivastava A, Tewari A, Sarle R, Hemal A, Peabody JO, Vallancien G. Laparoscopic and robot assisted radical prostatectomy: establishment of a structured program and preliminary analysis of outcomes. J Urol. 2002 Sep;168(3):945-9. Abstract

Menon M, Tewari A, Baize B, Guillonneau B, Vallancien G. Prospective comparison of radical retropubic prostatectomy and robot-assisted anatomic prostatectomy: the Vattikuti Urology Institute experience. Urology. 2002 Nov;60(5):864-8. Abstract

Tewari A, Peabody J, Sarle R, Balakrishnan G, Hemal A, Shrivastava A, Menon M. Technique of da Vinci robot-assisted anatomic radical prostatectomy. Urology. 2002 60(4): 569-572. Abstract

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.