Article Abstract

Dynamic retraction: a novel technique for robot-assisted simple prostatectomy

Authors: Syed Johar Raza, Allison Marie May, Shanoon Theresa Moore, Zachary Adam Hamilton

Abstract

Open simple prostatectomy is the mainstay treatment for obstructive urinary symptoms due to benign prostate enlargement, failing medical and/or transurethral resection therapies. Due to widespread utilization of robot-assisted techniques for radical prostatectomy, robot-assisted simple prostatectomy (RASP) has gained similar popularity. Availability of dual console on newer robotic platforms has improved the ability to engage the 4th arm, providing dynamic use during the operation. In this case report we describe the use of dynamic retraction for a 59-year-old male who underwent RASP.