What is a robotic laparoscopic sural nerve graft?
During a robotic prostatectomy, all attempts are made to preserve the neurovascular bundles that are involved in achieving penile erections.
In some cases, due to the extent of the prostate cancer, these bundles may need to be excised in order to remove all the cancer. We now offer the option of performing a robotic nerve graft procedure where we can transfer nerves from the lower part of your leg (that are not essential) and use them to create new neurovascular bundles in the pelvis to promote the chance of regaining erectile function after the radical prostatectomy(shown in the image to the right). Our surgeons are performing pioneering work in the area of robotic sural nerve grafts for radical prostatectomy patients.