"Anatomic radical prostatectomy really transformed radical prostatectomy from a very morbid operation with high risk, performed rarely, to one that became a commonly utilized treatment for prostate cancer," says Christopher L. Amling, MD, FACS.
Urology Times® is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. To mark the occasion, we are highlighting 50 of the top innovations and developments that have transformed the field of urology over the past 50 years. In this installment, Christopher L. Amling, MD, FACS, discusses the development of anatomic radical prostatectomy and how the technique transformed the surgical treatment of prostate cancer. Amling is the John Barry Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.