The Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy
The Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy (VIP) is Dr. Mani Menon's technique of robotic radical prostatectomy. It is only available through his practice. This procedure represents a major advance in prostate surgery.
Surgical removal of the prostate and surrounding tissues (open radical prostatectomy) was long recognized as one of the most effective forms of therapy for prostate cancer. The laparoscopic radical prostatectomy was the next breakthrough, leveraging technology to offer men a less-invasive alternative to traditional surgery.
Dr. Menon, and his team at the Vattikuti Urology Institute, entered the next generation of prostate surgery with their robotic technique known as the Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy (VIP). The procedure combines the oncological principles of open radical prostatectomy with the minimal invasiveness of laparoscopic surgery. The VIP uses the da Vinci™ computer-enhanced, minimally invasive surgery system, and the outcomes are nothing short of amazing: