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Does robotic prostatectomy have fewer complications?

Robotic prostatectomy is a treatment for prostate cancer. This type of prostatectomy increases precision by allowing the surgeon a three-dimensional view of the prostate. The robot improves magnification of the prostate and surrounding area, allowing the surgeon to see small vessels and close them with sutures. As a result, the advantages over traditional prostate cancer surgery include:
  • less blood loss/fewer transfusions
  • less pain
  • less risk of infection
  • less scarring

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