HealthandAge - Comments for "Laparoscopy No Better Than Open Surgery for Prostate Cancer" /laparoscopy-no-better-than-open-surgery-for-prostate-cancer-23909 Comments for "Laparoscopy No Better Than Open Surgery for Prostate Cancer" en Laparoscopy No Better Than Open Surgery for Prostate Cancer /laparoscopy-no-better-than-open-surgery-for-prostate-cancer-23909#comment-1393 <p>I had a radical prostatectomy on 4/7/10. I had the open procedure and would highly recommend it over robotic. I am 61 years old. The recovery time for the open procedure could hardly have been shorter. The surgery was on Wednesday. I was released from the hospital on Friday at noon and started back to work Monday morning. I have worked full time since then with the only discomfort being that of the catheter, not from the surgery. More importantly, the doctor never knows exactly what he/she is going to find until they open you up. In my case, with the various things he had to do and decisions he had to make, robotic would have been very challenging and would have taken a lot longer. More importantly, he would not have the "feel" with robotic which guided him in making the decisions he had to make.</p> pubDate Sat, 17 Apr 2010 16:33:34 +0200 dc:creator DoubleDean guid false comment 1393 at http://www.healthandage.com Laparoscopy No Better Than Open Surgery for Prostate Cancer /laparoscopy-no-better-than-open-surgery-for-prostate-cancer-23909#comment-1376 <p>You nice research providing the cancer treatment, I think both technique are useful in cancer treatment.<br /> http://www.cancery.com</p> pubDate Wed, 14 Apr 2010 07:52:14 +0200 dc:creator Anonymous guid false comment 1376 at http://www.healthandage.com Laparoscopy No Better Than Open Surgery for Prostate Cancer /laparoscopy-no-better-than-open-surgery-for-prostate-cancer-23909#comment-1374 <p>All other things being equal, I'm not sure how less pain and shorter recovery times do not qualify as better outcomes. As the one feeling that pain, this is not an inconsequential detail. Other studies also seem to indicate that minimally invasive techniques with their smaller incisions and reduced time in the hospital result in reduced chance of infection, which is a growing concern across all types of surgery.</p> pubDate Tue, 13 Apr 2010 19:51:13 +0200 dc:creator Anonymous guid false comment 1374 at http://www.healthandage.com