Minimally invasive surgical approaches are an area of interest to the general public and have provided important benefits to urologic patients. The development of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy has been one of the most significant advances in the field. In this Urology Times interview, Claude C. Abbou, MD, a pioneer in laparoscopic prostatectomy, discusses the current state of the art in this cutting-edge procedure. Dr. Abbou is head of the department of urology, Hospital Henri Mondor, Creteil, France. UT Editorial Consultant Andrew C. Novick, MD, chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Urological Institute, conducted the interview.