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1 4 6 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 R obotic surgery has had a major impact on the surgical man- agement of prostate cancer in the United States. A new study found that more surgeons are performing their prosta- tectomies robotically. Authors of the study, published in BJU International, looked at the cases of nearly 490,000 men who had their prostates removed between 2003 and 2010. During that time, researchers say that there was a dramatic increase in the number of U.S. surgeons who did at least half of their prostate removals with robotic help, from 0.7% in 2003 to 42% by 2010. However, during that time, the actual number of surgeons perform- U R O L O G Y Same-day discharge after prostate cancer removal is possible, but challenges remain. Rich Kirkner | Contributing Editor Can Outpatient Prostatectomy Be Done? PRECISION PROSTATECTOMY Robot-assisted prostatectomy is a cleaner, safer, more pleasant operation than open radical prostatectomy.

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