In an article published by Bishop et al in JCU (2013), the authors discuss the results of 100 robotic radical prostatectomies (RALP). Positive margin rate was 22% overall, with 17% for T2 disease and 50% for T3 and T4 disease. 12 month continence rates were 82%. This is the first published report of results for robotic prostatectomy from a UK district general hospital.
At the Staffordshire Urology Clinic our current standard approach to surgery is laparoscopic (keyhole) rather than robotic. Our overall positive margin rate after keyhole radical prostatectomy is lower at 15%, and incontinence rates also lower than reported in this study.