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ISSN: 2641-1687

Journal of Urology & Nephrology Studies

Research Article(ISSN: 2641-1687)

The Experience of Robotic Camera Holder During Laparoscopic Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

Volume 1 - Issue 4

Branimir Penev*, Shwan Ahmed and John Donohue

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    • Department of Urology, Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone, UK

    *Corresponding author: Branimir Penev, Department of Urology, Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone, UK

Received: March 28, 2019;   Published: April 05, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/JUNS.2019.01.000120

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Background: Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) is a challenging procedure for both the surgeon and the assistant(s). Frequently only one assistant is available who has to manipulate the camera and also assist with traction and/or suction. This may lead to poor image quality making the procedure more difficult for the surgeon. Previous robotic camera holders were bulky and expensive. We report on the impact of a new robotic camera holder on the outcome of extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

Methods: 72 patients undergoing LRP were prospectively analysed for length of surgery and blood loss. For the first 36 patients, the laparoscope was held by the first assistant while with the subsequent 36 cases, the FreehandĀ® robotic camera holder was used. The assistant was at the same level of training over the study period.

Results: The introduction of the robotic camera holder significantly reduced the length of surgery by approximately one hour and blood loss by an average of 400ml.

Conclusion: The robotic camera holder significantly reduces operative time and blood loss.

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