Radical prostatectomy involves the surgical removal of the entire prostate gland and the seminal vesicles.
Recently the open operation has been challenged by laparoscopic and robotic techniques.
However, making the transition to this new technology is not an easy option.
Avoiding surgical complications such as incontinence and ensuring continued erectile function following the procedure requires good surgical technique by whatever means.
The editors and their distinguished team of contributors from around the world offer the reader their guidance based on personal experience and best surgical practice.
Radical Prostatectomy is required reading for all those performing radical prostatectomy by open, laparoscopic or robotic techniques.