Top surgeons mean better outcomes with prostatectomy: study
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 urinary function from 0-100,