Prostatectomy Statistics

Prostatectomy StatiscticsBlood Loss Comparison

Laparoscopic and robotic surgeons make keyhole incisions, which are much smaller, much less invasive and nearly bloodless. The equivalent of a few tablespoons of blood is lost during robotic prostatectomies. When a large incision is made, blood loss is significant and transfusions are sometimes required.

Complication Rates

Complication rates are far higher in open than robotic prostatectomies. Because far more tissue is exposed during open surgery, infection rates are higher.



Evolution of Surgical Technique

With experience, robotic surgery techniques have become more refined. In Dr. Samadi’s case, the endopelvic fascia is no longer severed and the bladder neck is cut narrowly instead of wide.
 

Gleason Score

A Gleason score is given to prostate cancer based on its microscopic makeup. Cancers with a higher Gleason score are more aggressive.
 

Time in OR

There’s been a significant decrease in operating room time with the use of robotic technology. Dr. Samadi is performs most surgeries in 1 ½ to 2 hours.
 

Postoperative Stay

Robotic prostatectomy patients are released from the hospital after one day in nearly 100% of cases.

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Robotic Surgery Volume Growth

Just 6 years ago, laparoscopic surgeries exceeded robotic operations. Now, very few laparoscopic prostatectomies are performed.
 

Positive Surgical Margin

Positive surgical margins indicate the progression of prostate cancer. The lower the positive margin, the less likely it is that cancer will recur.
 

Learn More About Robotic Prostatectomy:

Robotic Surgery FAQs
da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy
da Vinci Robotic Surgery System
SMART Surgery Technique
Prostate Cancer Treatment Trifecta
Prostatectomy - Prostate Removal Surgery

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* The benefits of robotic surgery cannot be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure specific. Previous surgical results do not guarantee future outcomes.
Testimonials
MvR, Netherlands (Translated)

After the shock of being diagnosed with cancer, my next step was to find the best doctor to remove the prostate. I found Dr. Samadi, and he and his team did a great job of patient in-take and supporting me practically and emotionally through the process.

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Tony S., USA

This is not a paid endorsement, even though it’s going to sound like one. This is just a true account of my experiences with the amazing Dr. David B. Samadi and his incredible staff in the time leading up to and following my recent robotic prostate removal surgery.  

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Wayne Z., USA

How does one begin to express a felt gratitude that is beyond words? My mind tells me just to write all of the many reasons to thank you - Yes, the operation went exactly as you said it would, and I went home the very next day.

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Joe G., USA

I put my life, and my quality of life in the hands of the best surgeon I could find, DR. David Samadi.  My surgery was October 19th, 2009. I was walking around a few hours after surgery. I went home the next day.

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