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Prostate Surgeries on the Rise Following Robotic Technology

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 22, 2011 at 12:02 AM Men´s Health News   - G J E 4
A new study showed that the recent use of robotic surgery technology at Wisconsin hospitals has caused a sudden increase in the number of prostate removals.
 
The number of prostate surgeries has nearly doubled following the use of this technology.
 Prostate Surgeries on the Rise Following Robotic Technology
Prostate Surgeries on the Rise Following Robotic Technology
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On the same breath,  the number of prostate surgeries remained the same in hospitals which did not patronize this technology.

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This trend has obviously  raised  questions whether the presence of this technology drove doctors to recommend surgery for victims of prostate cancer,  instead of alternative treatments like radiation.


Source: Medindia
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