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Research Led By NYU Langone Medical Center Shows Greater Experience Utilizing Robotic Surgery Leads to Better Use for Partial Nephrectomies NEW YORK, Dec.
ORLANDO, Fla., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airbags and seat belts not only protect people from head and chest injuries during car accidents, they may also protect the kidneys, according
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.
Active surveillance of small kidney masses is a safe and effective alternative to immediate surgery, with similar overall and cancer specific survival rates.
Robot-assisted surgery has replaced another minimally invasive operation as the main procedure to treat kidney cancer while sparing part of the diseased organ, and with comparable results.
Women do better than men after surgical removal of part or all of a cancerous kidney, with fewer post-operative complications, including dying in the hospital, although they are more likely to receive blood transfusions related to their surgery.
An increasingly common and safer type of surgery for kidney cancer is not as likely to be used for older, sicker and poorer patients who are uninsured or rely on Medicare or Medicaid for their health care.
Kidney cancer patients who had only their tumor removed had better survival than patients who had their entire kidney removed.
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