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.
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