Thomas E. Keane, MD, presented “Experience with Radical Perineal Prostatectomy at a Single Institution in the Era of Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy” during the 33rd International Prostate Cancer Update on January 24, 2023, in Vail, Colorado.

How to cite: Keane, Thomas E. Experience with Radical Perineal Prostatectomy at a Single Institution in the Era of Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy.” January 2023, 2023. Accessed Jun 2024. https://grandroundsinurology.com/experience-with-radical-perineal-prostatectomy-at-a-single-institution-in-the-era-of-robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-prostatectomy/

Experience with Radical Perineal Prostatectomy at a Single Institution in the Era of Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy – Summary

Thomas E. Keane, MD, presents data on the use and outcomes of Radical Perineal Prostatectomy (RPP) as a treatment for prostate cancer. He begins by reviewing the many options available to patients, allowing their treatment to be customized by their disease, priorities, and functional status. He then focuses on the viability of RPP as a treatment option for a wider population, especially for those who do not qualify for robotic-assisted surgery. 

In this presentation, Dr. Keane illustrates:

  • The equipment necessary to perform RPP 
  • The steps of the surgery, with photographs at each stage
  • The objectives of the surgery
  • The results from patients who received RPP over the past ten years

Dr. Keane concludes by comparing the outcomes of patients treated with Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (RALP) to those of RPP patients. After ten years, patients treated with RPP showed no difference in progression to metastatic disease, no difference in rates of urinary symptoms, and higher rates of continence when compared to those treated with RALP.

About The 33rd Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:
The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The 33rd iteration of the meeting occurred January 22-25, 2023 in Vail, Colorado. To view more educational presentations from IPCU 33, visit our collection page.