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Why is Choosing a Highly Experienced Surgeon so Important?

Statistics have shown that when treating prostate cancer, the chance of relapse following prostatectomy performed by a less experienced surgeon (those who have performed fewer than 250 operations) is 70% higher than that performed by a highly experienced surgeon (those who have performed nearly 1000 operations). The 5-year relapse rate in patients operated on by less experienced surgeons is 17.9%, whereas that operated on by highly experienced surgeons is only 10.7%. These figures reveal that surgeon experience is negatively correlated with the 5-year relapse rate of patients with cancer, indicating the importance of selecting a highly experienced surgeon.

Joshua Healthcare International Medical Services

Conventional Prostatectomy Versus da Vinci–assisted Prostatectomy

Source: Dr. Yen-Chuan Ou
Da Vinci Surgical SystemLaparoscopic surgeryConventional open surgery
Operation time1.5~3hours1.5~4hours2~4hours
Bleeding rate50~100cc100~600cc200~2000cc
Blood transfusion rate≤1%5~20%20~60%
Wound size5 wounds,
0.5–1.2 cm each
5 wounds,
0.5–1.2 cm each
10~15 cm
Length of stay1–4 days
after operation
3–6 days
after operation
5–10 days
after operation
Recovery from urinary incontinence90%–100%
within 1 year
80%–95%
within 1 year
60%–95%
within 1 year
Recovery of sexual function 60%–95% within 1 year50%–90% within 1 year 30%–80% within 1 year
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