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Is Robotic Prostate Surgery Better Than Traditional Surgery?


Men with prostate cancer face difficult choices. Among them: If they decide to have their prostate removed, how should it be done? The traditional open surgery, in which a surgeon operates through a long skin incision, is starting to be replaced by robotically assisted laparoscopy, with a surgeon operating a robotic system that performs the surgery through smaller incisions. (A third option, laparoscopy performed by a surgeon without the robotic system, is also available but it has been overtaken by robotic surgery.)

Debate continues on whether the procedure improves outcomes enough to justify its higher cost.

Advocates of robotically assisted prostatectomy argue…

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