Alan Partin interviewed on robot-assisted vs. “open” surgery for prostate cancer


Many readers may be interested in reading an interview given by Dr. Alan Partin of Johns Hopkins on the relative merits of robot-assisted and traditional (“open”) methods of radical prostatectomy. Dr. Partin is highly experienced in the use of both techniques.

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  1. Interesting set of responses by Partin, chief of urology, at Johns Hopkins — in which he does not endorse without reservation robotic RP.

    Does the “palpation” of the prostate during open RP trump the greater blood loss and longer post-op stay? — Partin skips over that one.

    Unfortunately, the number of truly gifted open RP surgeons like Klein at the Cleveland Clinic and Walsh at Johns Hopkins are few and far between.

    This interview leaves a lot to be desired in terms of specifics.

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