Robot-Assisted Kidney Cancer Surgery Offers Many Benefits, But at a Cost, Henry Ford Hospital Study
5/8/2013 8:18:07 AM
Staying up-to-date has never been simpler. Sign up for the free GenePool newsletter today!
Robot-assisted surgery to remove kidney cancers has seen a rapid increase in use, and has both replaced and proven safer than laparoscopic procedures for the same purpose, according to a study by the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. However, the study also shows that robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) – while resulting in fewer complications than both open (OPN) and laparoscopic (LPN) removal of cancerous kidney tissue – also involves more "excessive" hospital charges.
Hey, check out all the engineering jobs. Post your resume today!
comments powered by