Antonini at "La Zanzara" to Discuss Penile Prostheses with CrucianiRenowned urologist Gabriele Antonini was recently a guest on the radio program “La Zanzara,” hosted by Giuseppe Cruciani, to discuss a series of surgical innovations revolutionizing the field of urology. Antonini detailed the surgical technique he developed for radical prostatectomy using the Da Vinci robotic system and the simultaneous implantation of a three-component hydraulic penile prosthesis through a minimally invasive infrapubic approach.

During the interview, Antonini explained how the Da Vinci robotic system has enhanced the precision and safety of radical prostatectomies, significantly reducing recovery times for patients. This advanced tool allows surgeons to operate with high-definition three-dimensional vision and extremely precise movements, which are crucial for avoiding damage to surrounding tissues and preserving the sexual and urinary functions of patients.

Antonini also illustrated his innovative approach for the implantation of three-component hydraulic penile prostheses. This technique involves a minimally invasive infrapubic access, which reduces surgical trauma and accelerates healing. The three-component prosthesis consists of two cylinders inserted into the corpora cavernosa of the penis, a pump placed in the scrotum, and a fluid reservoir located in the abdomen. When the pump is activated, the fluid fills the cylinders, enabling an erection.

A particularly interesting aspect that emerged during the conversation with Cruciani was the therapeutic use of the hydraulic penile prosthesis for the treatment of premature ejaculation. Antonini explained that, in addition to resolving erectile dysfunction issues, the prosthesis can positively affect the duration of sexual intercourse. This is due to the increased rigidity and control provided by the prosthesis, which can help improve the management of the ejaculatory reflex.

Gabriele Antonini’s appearance on “La Zanzara” provided a comprehensive overview of the latest innovations in urological surgery. The combination of radical prostatectomy with the Da Vinci robotic system and the implantation of a hydraulic penile prosthesis represents a significant advancement in the quality of life for patients suffering from prostate issues and erectile dysfunction. Furthermore, the application of the prosthesis in the treatment of premature ejaculation opens new therapeutic prospects, making these techniques increasingly relevant in the current medical landscape.

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