Navigation Links
Benefits Of Robotic Prostate Surgery- But At What Cost?

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men and the risk of developing this cancer increases with age. The optimal or the best form of therapy for prostate cancer remains still a debate. //

Currently, three surgical options are available to patients: traditional open surgery, laparoscopic (also known as minimally invasive) surgery and robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery.

Prostate cancer patients biggest concerns following these treatment options are the possible side effects of surgery, including urinary incontinence and sexual impotency. In an attempt to find which of the options is better, a detailed study has been conducted concentrating on the associated factors.

Among the various parameters analyzed, robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgery were found to be associated with reduction in blood loss and post surgical complications in addition to shorter hospital stays. However, there is no evidence that the procedure improves cure rates. Infact the cure rates for all three procedures were found to be identical.

Open prostatectomy had a significantly higher overall complication rate of 15 percent, while non-robotic laparoscopic prostatectomy had a rate of 10 percent and robotic-assisted had a complication rate of 5 percent. Cost was the one area in which the older open surgery was the clear winner.

Robotic surgery requires a high level of skill and expertise to handle complex instrumentation. Robotics allows surgeons to work seated at a console a few feet away from the operating table, pushing a joystick and pressing foot controls to remotely manipulate the three robotic arms at the bedside. Robotics is meant to eliminate hand tremors, but some surgeons find the lack of contact with instruments disconcerting.

So far, patient demand, not evidence, is the driving force behind the rise in robotic-assisted prostatectomy, with many willing to travel for the robotic procedure. Howev er, patients have to rely more on surgeon experience and efficiency rather than just picking the latest technology. Hospitals have to consider whether they can use the system for more than one type of procedure to make it worth the capital equipment investment, if the institute can use it for many applications.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Benefits in fertility procedures
2. Benefits of Vitamin Supplements Unclear
3. Benefits of Eating Whole Grains, Fruits and Vegetables
4. Benefits of Nitric Oxide in the Treatment of Premature Infants
5. Benefits and Risks of Asthma Treatment Questioned
6. Benefits Of The Worlds Most Widely Used Beverage
7. Drug In Asthma inhaler Found To Counteract Benefits
8. The Benefits Of Keyhole Surgery
9. The Benefits Of A Stretch
10. A Reduction In Calories Found To Yield More Benefits
11. The Benefits Of Soy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is ... (HCAOA). This agreement allows HCAOA members to receive special pricing on ACHC’s Home ... University (AU) educational resources that help prepare HCAOA members for ACHC Accreditation. , ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... Clara, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 ... ... is pleased to announce the integration of Microsoft(R) Word(TM) Online(TM), which enables sleep ... user experience, since it streamlines the reporting process and provides a familiar interface ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... ... Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) announced today that ... as “stable.” At the same time, the ratings agency cautioned that the company’s rating ... “capital adequacy” thresholds required for its strong rating. , “Horizon is committed to being ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... GlycoMark, ... the GlycoMark test throughout the Northeast U.S. , GlycoMark is the only ... The GlycoMark test provides a clinically proven one- to two-week measure of hyperglycemic ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Ushio America proudly introduces the new ... solution for F32T8 fluorescent lamps on most instant-start and programmed-start electronic ballasts so ... lamps utilize the existing electronic ballast, saving labor and maintenance costs. It’s easy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... --  ZappRx, Inc ., a digital health company focused on ... it closed $25 million in Series B funding led by ... Seattle that is part of a ... B round included participation from SR One , who ... (formerly Google Ventures). As part of the financing, ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017 Eyevensys, ... the first non-viral gene expression technology that enables the ... eye to address a wide range of ophthalmic diseases, ... and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to advance its ... ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... - CRH Medical Corporation (TSX: CRH) (NYSE MKT: CRHM) (the "Company"), announces that ... Conference 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto, Ontario ... of the Company is scheduled to present on Tuesday, May 2 ... the Chairman of the Board, Tony Holler will also ... For more ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: