Robot prostatectomy no better than traditional surgery

Reuters reports that a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology surveyed over 600 prostate cancer patients and found that robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy, compared with traditional open surgery, showed no difference in problems, such as urinary incontinence and sexual problems, after the surgery.

An accompanying editorial noted that it may be difficult to compare results after the procedures, as men might have higher expectations after the robotic surgery.

I encourage folks who are interested in this topic to carefully read the editorial.

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