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Study Associates Experience With Outcomes in Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery

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The study, conducted by researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital, found that complications associated with robot-assisted radical prostatectomies were higher in low-volume hospitals, with relatively inexperienced staff.

While robot-assisted surgeries are minimally invasive and result in less blood loss, compared with open surgery, physician experience is critical too, the lead author on the study, Jesse Sammon, DO, a researcher at Henry Ford’s Vattikuti Urology Institute, suggests. The procedure, robot-assisted radical prostatectomies (RARPs), involves removing the diseased organ using tiny robotic arms that the surgeon manipulates. The prcedure usually results in shorter recovery periods and shorter hospital stays.

However, the study found that inexperienced staff could result in complications that could harm the patient.

Read the news released by the Henry Ford Health System: http://bit.ly/1PRErc2

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