Hernias more common after minimally invasive prostate surgery


Did you know? Based on Medicare claims data, incisional hernias after radical prostatectomy are about three-times more common with minimally invasive surgery than with an open surgical approach. The frequency of incisional hernia requiring repair in the two groups was 5.3% and 1.9%, respectively. I’m Dr. Michael Hunter.

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Harvard AB Yale MD UPenn Radiation Oncology Radiation Oncologist, Seattle area

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