Dr. Mani Menon is considered a pioneer in robotic prostatectomy.
A robotic prostatectomy uses cutting-edge technology to improve upon laparoscopic and open radical prostatectomies, and the end result is a procedure that's even less invasive and more precise.
At Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Menon and his team developed techniques for robotic surgery in general and robotic prostatectomy in particular. The operation was redesigned to take advantage of the features of the da Vinci™ robot.
Arguably, Dr. Menon's innovative robotic approach, the Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy (VIP), has become the gold standard for the surgical treatment of prostate cancer. And the enhanced nerve sparing technique that Dr. Menon developed, the Veil of Aphrodite, dramatically improves erectile function outcomes following radical prostatectomy.