New Technique of Nerve-Sparing Robotic Prostatectomy

Detroit, MI (PressExposure) August 08, 2009 -- Developed by surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital's Vattikuti Urology Institute, a new technique of nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy called the Veil of Aphrodite results in significantly better erectile function outcomes than in those who receive conventional nerve-sparing surgery - without compromising cancer control.

Of patients with no pre-existing erectile dysfunction who underwent a robotic radical prostatectomy incorporating the new nerve-sparing technique, the Veil of Aphrodite, 97 percent achieved erections strong enough for intercourse and 85 percent reported that their erections were normal. In contrast, 74 percent of patients who underwent a standard nerve sparing procedure had erections leading to intercourse, and only 26 percent reported normal erections. Additionally, 17 percent of patients who underwent a conventional nerve sparing procedure and 51 percent of patients who underwent the Veil of Aphrodite nerve sparing procedure had normal erections without medications. Dr Mani Menon and his team have been exceptionally successful in their work.

Some of the world's first and most progressive procedures to treat prostate cancer are performed at the Vattikuti Urology Institute. It is a comprehensive clinical, research and teaching institute that consistently ranks among the nation's best in urology.

If you're experiencing a serious health problem and want a second opinion on treatment options, the specialists at the Vattikuti Urology Institute are prepared to help you. The team of physicians lead by Dr Mani Menon will evaluate your case and determine how to best meet your medical need. Contact them through the website and their team will call you back to discuss your case for free.

About Vattikuti Urology Institute

The Vattikuti Urology Institute
K9, 2799 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit MI 48202

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Press Release Submitted On: August 07, 2009 at 2:03 am
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