New research shows better survival rates with robotic surgery

Dr. David B. Samadi, leading robotic surgeon, discusses a comparison of patient survival rates for robotic prostate removal surgery and prostate cancer radiation.

Better Survival Rates With Robotic Prostate Surgery (via PR Newswire)

NEW YORK, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In a first-of-its kind research initiative, radical prostatectomy surgery yielded better survival rates than external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in the treatment of localized prostate cancer. Dr. David Samadi, world-renowned SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced…

“This is the first side-by-side survival comparison of these two prostate cancer treatment modalities,” said Dr. Samadi. “After considering a full spectrum of comorbidity factors researchers saw drastically decreased prostate cancer-specific mortality rates in the men who opted for radical prostatectomy surgery.”

With his ongoing post-operative attention, 96 percent of his patients have urinary control in only 2-3 months and in just a year or two 85 percent regain sexual potency.


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