Renal & Urology News - "Robotic, Open Radical Cystectomy Offer Similar Results" - Natasha Persaud

New York, NY
 – July 10, 2017  –– 

Robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) and open radical cystectomy (ORC) for muscle-invasive or high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer are associated with similar outcomes, but RARC might have some advantages, a new literature review suggests. Kyrollis Attalla, MD, urological surgery resident at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and colleagues analyzed data from randomized, prospective, and retrospective studies comparing ORC with RARC published in the last five years. “Robotic surgery has become the preferred technique among many urologists in management of urologic cancers,” Dr. Attalla said. “Although ample comparisons between open versus robotic renal and prostate surgery exist in literature, the same comparisons in bladder cancer surgery are less robust.”

- Kyrollis Attalla, MD, Urological Surgery Resident, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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