Robotic prostatectomy is very similar in strategy to the laparoscopic version of the operation. It is a form of minimally invasive surgery with technical refinements over standard laparoscopy that are related to the equipment used.
During the procedure the surgeon sits at an operating console a few meters from the patient. The controls and screen have been ergonomically designed for surgeon comfort. This in turn results in more natural movements and is therefore less physically tiring.