The ProPep® Nerve Monitoring System is a fast, accurate and easy to use system of products that for the first time brings the advantages of real-time nerve identification (the standard of care in multiple open surgical procedures) to laparoscopic and radical prostatectomy surgery.
If you are not recommending the use of this technology for your Radical Prostatectomy patients, you may not be providing the best possible care available.
You Can’t Spare What You Can’t See
The ProPep® Nerve Monitoring System consists of an electroneurodiagnostic monitor (Pep Monitor®), a control switch that switches the surgical bipolar instrument between cautery and stimulation (Pep Control Switch®), and a single use, disposable needle electrode assembly (Pep Electrode®) which consists of two recording needle electrodes and one sub dermal grounding electrode and a single use, disposable introducer (Pep Electrode® Introducer). The introducer is inserted into the abdomen and electrodes are inserted through the introducer and placed in the pelvic floor muscles. Once in place, the system helps the surgeon:
• Identify the location and assess the integrity of non-visible nerves critical to urinary control prior to prostate removal
• Verify the location of these nerves throughout the surgery
• Validate the integrity of the nerves after prostate removal
Critical points during the procedure where somatic nerves are at risk
- Posterior dissection
- Pedicle dissection
- Apical dissection
- Posterior reconstruction
- Wide excision