The truth about Da Vinci Surgery
Posted in the Prostate Cancer Forum
#1 Mar 26, 2011
Talking to my patients and visiting numerous prostate cancer forums, I get the impression that the one treatment option for prostate cancer that everyone wants to know about is robotic or Da Vinci surgery. Economically, it is a force to be reckoned with. Hospitals are buying up million dollar robots as if they were bedpans and surgeons are rushing out to learn the new technology to be able to offer it to their patients. Patients also seem to love it because it involves new, cutting edge technology. All of this has led to a tremendous surge in robotic prostate surgery around the country which has led to an enormous increase in costs. In the face of this Da Vinci tidal wave, patients all want to know if the procedure really lives up to the hype. In this post I will attempt to separate the myth from reality and give you a more clear perspective on the benefits of robotic surgery for prostate cancer.
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#3 Jul 13, 2013
I think that the technology is still at its developmental stage and needs more studies before its is opened to the public. There are indeed many benefits in using robots but only after the risks involved short and long term are established and parameters are clearly identified. I think reading more about it will help patients decide if they would wan to go through it or not. There were several sites I have visited including the http://www.davincilawsuit.us/ which gave several information.
Since: Dec 12
#4 Nov 2, 2013
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