Top surgeons mean better outcomes with prostatectomy: study

Patients of 'top-performing' doctors are more likely to report good function even when risk factors accounted for, US researchers find

Top surgeons achieve better urinary function outcomes for men having radical prostatectomy, regardless of the patient's characteristics, US researchers say.

Patient-reported function varied widely three months post-procedure, the US study of almost 4640 men reveals.

The percentage of patients reporting good urinary function at that time-point ranged from 0-55% across the 48 surgeons included in the study.

Participants completed questionnaires before surgery and at three, six and 12 months afterwards, scoring their