The ProPep Nerve Monitoring System is the first, real-time nerve identification system specifically designed for use during robotic surgery. The system aids a surgeon in identifying otherwise invisible nerves during minimally invasive robotic pelvic surgery.
?Currently, surgeons rely on anatomic landmarks to identify these nerves during surgery. Unfortunately, these landmarks are not always reliable,? according to Dr. Randy Fagin, Chief Medical Officer. ?By helping the surgeon identify these nerves in real-time during the surgical procedure, the ProPep Nerve Monitoring System allows the surgeon to make a more informed decision about which tissue to selectively preserve or remove during an operation and as a result, potentially reduce the incidence of nerve damage related side effects such as incontinence and sexual dysfunction following prostatectomy surgery.?