Robotic Prostatectomy (da Vinci Prostatectomy)

Why us?

We have performed hundreds of robotic prostatectomies to treat men with prostate cancer. Robotic prostatectomy allows far greater precision than open surgery, and preserves continence and potency with greater reliability than open or laparoscopic prostatectomy. Our multidisciplinary team is highly experienced and performs multiple robotic prostatectomies on men from all over the UK per week with world-class results.

Robotic prostatectomy is also known as da Vinci prostatectomy or robotic radical prostatectomy.  Mr Karim was one of the first urologists to perform a robotic prostatectomy in the UK as a treatment for prostate cancer. He is also one of the highest volume surgeons performing da Vinci prostatectomies in the UK. There are patient testimonials in the Daily Mail and other papers on their experiences following  robotic prostate surgery. Please visit testimonials from men after nerve-sparing prostatectomy to see other recent outcomes

Omer Karim, Marc Laniado, Hanif Motiwala at robot (

Robotic Prostatectomy Team

The robotic prostatectomy team comprises surgeons Omer Karim and Marc Laniado, specialist robotic theatre nurses,  and advanced nurse practitioners (Sr Catherine Dale) in prostate cancer. The team provides excellent care that accelerates the return to normal life..

Robotic Prostatectomy is the #1 choice in the USA for the treatment of prostate cancer that is confined to the prostate. It is rapidly being chosen by more men in the UK, as well as their doctors, and the rest of the world. The da Vinci Prostatectomy is a minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical procedure that removes the cancerous prostate gland and related structures.

The potential benefits of robotic prostate surgery include:

  • Effective Cancer Control: Studies have shown that experienced surgeons have achieved excellent results in removing prostate cancer without leaving cancer cells behind.
  • Improved and Early Return of Sexual Function:
    Studies have shown that most patients have a rapid return of sexual function.
  • Improved and Early Return of Continence:    Studies have shown that most patients have a rapid return of urinary continence.
  • Improved Results Over Traditional Treatments:

Patients may benefit from surgical treatment of localised prostate cancer, the established gold standard, as compared to radiation. Surgery has a higher and longer survival rate than radiation or other treatments. Surgery also has a lower risk of long-term complications than radiation treatments.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

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Additional patient benefits may include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to normal daily activities


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