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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.
Black prostate cancer patients may not be getting the same quality of care as white patients.
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.
Patients who undergo radical surgery for prostate cancer may expect better results, on average, if they're treated in accredited teaching hospitals with residency programs, and better still if the hospitals also have medical fellowships.
Robot-assisted surgery is now both more common and far more successful than radical "open" surgery to treat prostate cancer in the United States.
Prostate cancer patients who undergo radical prostatectomy get better results at teaching hospitals than at non-academic medical institutions.
OWINGS MILLS, Md., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Sanford J. Siegel, president and CEO of Chesapeake Urology Associates, is pleased to announce that Dr. Julio G. Davalos has joined the practice's Glen Burnie office.
Patients with small kidney tumors are more likely to be offered treatment options based on surgeons' case volume and type of practice than on tumor characteristics, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Fellowship-trained surgeons who practice in academic medical centers with high volumes of patients with kidney tumors were 70 to 80 percent more likely to follow American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines by recommending partial nephrectomy.