Identify pelvic anatomy and the anatomical basis of Retzius-sparing prostatectomy.
Identify the key steps involved in the procedure.
Interpret literature relating to outcomes of Retzius-sparing prostatectomy.
Incorporate Retzius-sparing prostatectomy into their own practice.
Recognize how to perform Retzius-sparing prostatectomy even in difficult circumstances such as enlarged prostates and median lobes.
Retzius-sparing prostatectomy was first described in 2010 and has been adopted at 30 centers and by approximately 11% of surgeons internationally, according to recent surveys. Early evidence appears promising for better urinary continence and similar cancer control outcomes. However, a learning curve of 100 cases has been described. Our goal is to review the anatomical principles, evidence, technical considerations and patient management considerations with this novel surgical approach. Didactics will include a step-by-step description with illustrated figures and videos, expert tips and tricks, and management of complications.