Brian Williams of the NBC Nightly News reported yesterday on the results of a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The article on the study is entitled, “The Surgical Learning Curve for Prostate Cancer Control After Radical Prostatectomy.”
The study concludes that as a surgeon’s experience increases, cancer control after radical prostatectomy improves, presumably because of improved surgical technique. In other words – the more experienced your surgeon the better the outcome!
Whether you are facing a prostatectomy or any other surgical procedure, ask you doctor what their experience is in regard to the procedure and how many times they have performed the surgery. If they are offended or refuse to answer….find another surgeon!