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Prostate Cancer Study: Most Patients Report Satisfaction After Robotic Surgery
Date:12/3/2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of patients undergoing RALP (robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy) surgery for localized prostate cancer do not regret their treatment decision, according to findings published in The Journal of Urology, December 2012, http://www.jurology.com/article/S0022-5347(12)04453-9/abstract. Analysis indicates the primary factors contributing to postoperative quality of life, and therefore satisfaction or dissatisfaction with treatment choice, are pre- and postoperative sexual potency and urinary control.

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The study included 953 consecutive prostate cancer treatment patients with RALP performed by Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center. At a median of 11.1 months after robotic surgery, 74 percent completed questionnaires regarding quality of life and treatment decisional regret. Of these patients, 88 percent reported satisfaction with their decision to have RALP. Dr. Samadi performs custom RALP surgery using the Samadi Modified Assisted Robotic Technique (SMART).

In this study Dr. Samadi and his colleagues sought to define specific factors impacting patient decisional regret following RALP for localized prostate cancer. Their analysis focused on the relationship between indep
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