Impact of increasing prevalence of minimally invasive prostatectomy on open prostatectomy observed in the national inpatient sample and national surgical quality improvement program.


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Laparoscopic and especially robot-assisted minimally invasive prostatectomy (MIP) has increased in popularity over the past decade. We analyzed how the increasing prevalence of MIP has affected the outcomes of MIP and open radical prostatectomy (RRP). METHODS In the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 23,473 patients undergoing MIP and 118… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/end.2012.0315


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