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  • n. Plural form of prostatectomy.


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  • Terry Fitzpatrick , Oregon Urology ' s administrator, said an increase in prostatectomies following a local hospital ' s purchase of a surgical robot may also have contributed to Lane County ' s higher prostate-cancer treatment costs in 2008.

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  • Then he took on the technology must-haves, asking what data existed that robotic prostatectomies were better than good old fashioned procedures.

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  • "If you have a well-trained robotic surgeon, there's absolutely no reason to filet patients open and go through all the mess we used to have," says David Samadi, chief of robotic and minimally invasive surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City who has performed over 1,800 robotic prostatectomies.

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  • Surgeries using the daVinci Robotic System now account for over 50% of prostatectomies.

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  • For example, prostatectomies can lead to temporary sexual problems that can wreak havoc with a man's sexual security and sense of attractiveness.

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  • This year more than 20 percent of all U.S. prostatectomies will be done with the robot.

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  • Five years ago, says Dr. David B. Samadi, director of robotic laparoscopic urology surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Medical Center, 80 to 90 percent of the prostatectomies he did were open, with less than 10 percent done robotically.

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  • A 2003 study of 300 patients published in the British Journal of Urology found that those who had prostatectomies lost five times as much blood, had four times the risk of complications and remained in the hospital more than three times as long as those who had robot-assisted prostatectomies.

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  • "It's becoming the standard of care for prostatectomies," says Dr. Santiago Horgan, director of minimally invasive and robotic surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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  • "I can see things now to within a fraction of a millimeter," says Tewari, who has done nearly 300 robotic prostatectomies in the past year.

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