The Adoption of Robot-Assisted Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Scott Eggener, MD, associate professor of surgery, co-director, Prostate Cancer Program, director, Translational and Outcomes Research, Section of Urology, University of Chicago, discusses the adoption of robot-assisted surgery and its impact on treatment patterns for newly diagnosed localized prostate cancer patients.

Scott Eggener, MD, associate professor of surgery, co-director, Prostate Cancer Program, director, Translational and Outcomes Research, Section of Urology, University of Chicago, discusses the adoption of robot-assisted surgery and its impact on treatment patterns for newly diagnosed localized prostate cancer patients.

Clinical Pearls:

  • There has been an increase in robot-assisted surgeries over the last 10 years
  • Data from a study showed that when robotic surgery devices arrive in a town, more people in that town have surgery and less people have radiation therapy