New Comparison of Prostatectomy Methods

A new survey of results in the U.S. looked at open vs robotic prostatectomy and found fewer short term complications with the robotic approach. These included a slightly lower risk of blood transfusions and a slightly lower risk of intra-operative complications. There is no new information about long term cancer control, impotence or incontinence rates. There are a number of potential biases, however, so this study does NOT prove robotic surgery is best.

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