December 18th, 2009

Outpatient Prostate Cancer Surgery May Be Feasible

By Kelley Luckstein

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix have reported a promising early experience with performing extraperitoneal robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) procedures on an outpatient basis. Eleven prostate cancer patients with a mean age of 62.2 years underwent the procedure.

 

 The patients were selected because of their “exceptional preoperative health status with few comorbidities, no history of bleeding diathesis, and not taking blood thinners,” Aaron D. Martin, MD, MPH, and his colleagues noted.

 

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Tags: extraperitoneal robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, Urology

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