Perioperative outcomes for laparoscopic and robotic compared with open prostatectomy using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database.

@article{Liu2013PerioperativeOF,
  title={Perioperative outcomes for laparoscopic and robotic compared with open prostatectomy using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database.},
  author={Jen-Jane Liu and Bryan G. Maxwell and Periklis Panousis and Benjamin I Chung},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2013},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={579-83}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine contemporary outcomes of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) compared with open prostatectomy, using a national, prospective perioperative database reflecting diverse practice settings. METHODS The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was queried from 2005 to 2010 for laparoscopic or robotic prostatectomy (Current Procedural Terminology code 55866) and open retropubic prostatectomy (Current Procedural Terminology codes 55840, 55842, 55845… CONTINUE READING
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