◾Provides a step-by-step approach including multiple technique options and innovations
◾Richly illustrated with color photographs, illustrations and figures.
◾Written by experts in the field
This book addresses knowledge gaps in RARP in 3 key sections: 1) Step-by-step approach including multiple technique options and innovations, 2) Patient selection, safety, outcomes, and 3) Preparing the patient for surgery. The order is more based upon knowledge priority rather than a chronologic sequence in which part 3 would go first. Part two allows more summary and commentary on evidence and part three allows some creative content that is otherwise hard to find in one place—medical evaluations, imaging, clinical trials, patient education, etc. This textbook emphasizes content for the advanced skills surgeon in that multiple techniques are presented as well as state of the art evidence. The learning curve is addressed and the authors clarify how this text is useful for learners. The caveat is that they should be careful in patient selection and stick with what their mentors are showing them. With experience, they can then branch out into the many techniques presented here. Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Beyond the Learning Curvewill also have cross-over appeal for surgical assistants, physician assistants, nurses, and anyone else involved in the surgical care of prostate cancer.
John W. Davis, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TXDirector, Urosurgical Prostate Program, Department of Urology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Education & Training
1994 University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, MD, Medicine1990 Davidson College, Davidson, NC, BS, BiologyPostgraduate Training
7/2002-12/2003 Clinical Fellowship, Laparoscopic Urology, Charite Hospital, Berlin, Germany, Dr. Stefan Loening7/2001-6/2002 Clinical Fellowship, Urologic Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Dr. David Swanson7/1999-6/2001 Clinical Fellowship, Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, Dr. George Wright, Ph. D.7/1996-6/1999 Clinical Residency, Urology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, Dr. Paul Schellhammer7/1994-6/1996 Clinical Internship, PGY-2 General Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, Dr. L. D. Britt