Radical prostatectomy is the preferred treatment for patients with clinically localized prostate cancer and is typically performed using a robotic approach. Surgical techniques that preserve the neurovascular bundle minimize the risk of incontinence and erectile dysfunction post-operatively. Umbilical cord tissue is a relatively new technique, which has been shown to reduce inflammation and promote regenerative healing. In this video we show a robotic radical prostatectomy with bilateral nerve sparing technique utilizing a cryopreserved umbilical cord allograft nerve wrap.
Volin J, Watson B, Kopel L, Kraemer S, Hafron J. Laparoscopic assisted robotic radical prostatectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection using viable cryopreserved umbilical tissue to improve cavernosal nerve function. Surg Endosc. 2021 Dec;35(Suppl 1):S387.