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Old 01-05-2011, 06:48 AM   #1
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Don't see many laproscopic posts...Why is that?

I was wondering because I know a guy my age, 43, who is two weeks out from his surgery. He said that his surgeon had performed over 100 and in the 2 week period with the cath everything went as planned. Yesterday he had the cath removed. Once it was removed the Dr. expected to see pee, but there was nothing. I am certain this may not be the norm and I'd guess his age had something to do with it, but why no lapro?

I go back today to my uro 1 week after learning I had PC, so I'm still gathering info. Maybe laproscopy is on the list with RP & robotic RP? Man this all just plain OVERWELMING!

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Re: Don't see many laproscopic posts...Why is that?

Hi and a couple of comments to your initial post:

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I was wondering because I know a guy my age, 43, who is two weeks out from his surgery. He said that his surgeon had performed over 100 ...
"Over 100" covers a wide range, but usually studies are recommending that robotic surgery docs have far more than 100 under their belts before being considered fully proficient. There's some research on that.

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... but why no lapro?

... Maybe laproscopy is on the list with RP & robotic RP? Man this all just plain OVERWELMING!

Needless to say as always THANK YOU ALL!!
It's more demanding, especially physically, for the surgeon, and my impression is that it also demands more in terms of talent and experience than robotic surgery. Once robotic surgery became available and credible, it gained great popularity. Therefore you probably have far fewer men being treated with the laparoscopic version. Incidentally, the leading pioneer of robotic surgery, who was recruited by Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York from Paris, decided he was more effective with laparoscopic surgery and switched back to that earlier mode.

 
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