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Utilization and Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Radical Prostatectomy

Jim C. Hu, Qin Wang, Chris L. Pashos, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Nancy L. Keating


May 1, 2008
Demand for minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) to treat prostate cancer is increasing; however, outcomes remain unclear. We assessed utilization, complications, lengths of stay, and salvage therapy rates for MIRP versus open radical prostatectomy assessed whether MIRP surgeon volume is associated with better outcomes.
North America