The hype here is on the part of Dr Soper and Talamini. The referenced JAMA article did not distinguish between laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgeries, they were both included mixed together as MIRP. I wonder if Dr S & T even read the JAMA article. I suspect that Drs S & T don't know how to do MIRP.Surgeons often do not consider pain disability and time off work in the "outcome" of surgery. All of these are less with MIRPThis summary of the JAMA article does not make those mistakes.http://news.cancerconnect.com/minimally-invasive-prostate-su...a variant of laparoscopic surgery known as robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, Since they were all included under the name MIRP the JAMA article does not specifically compare the robotic variant with open surgery. Also note that the JAMA study ended in 2007 when robotic surgery was just getting going, the surgeons were less experienced, no doubt results are better now.
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