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What is the mortality rate with prostate cancer surgery?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Prostate surgery
It is minimall. Some people say it s close to zero.
It is really small. There is an open technique, radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic technique. Although laparoscopy is gaining field, apparently there is a higher rate of urinary incontinence and recurrence with laproscopy. Your urologyst should be able to give you uptodate information on the procedure. Hope it helps.

In brief: Prostate surgery
It is minimall. Some people say it s close to zero.
It is really small. There is an open technique, radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic technique. Although laparoscopy is gaining field, apparently there is a higher rate of urinary incontinence and recurrence with laproscopy. Your urologyst should be able to give you uptodate information on the procedure. Hope it helps.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. Joel Lilly
I agree that the mortality rate is close to zero with prostate cancer surgery. With a surgeon who is experienced in robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, the outcomes are equivalent with much less bleeding and a quicker recovery.
Dr. Richard Sarle
According to SEER data 5 year survival close o 99% and ten year close to 93%
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urology - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Nearly 0
The mortality rate should be less than 0.
1% for patients undergoing this surgery.

In brief: Nearly 0
The mortality rate should be less than 0.
1% for patients undergoing this surgery.
Dr. Naveen Kella
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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Low but not zero
In the recently published pivot trial assessing prostate surgery vs.
Observation, there was 1 death out of 364 men undergoing surgery (0.3%) and adverse events after surgery occurred in 21% of patients (within 30 days).

In brief: Low but not zero
In the recently published pivot trial assessing prostate surgery vs.
Observation, there was 1 death out of 364 men undergoing surgery (0.3%) and adverse events after surgery occurred in 21% of patients (within 30 days).
Dr. Steven Tucker
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Dr. Michael Yu
Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Extremely low
If i'm reading this right, you're asking about the mortality rate of surgery in general.
That would vary from hospital to hospital, according to a study published in the new england journal of medicine, from 3.9% in low mortality rate hospitals to 6.9% in high mortality rate hospitals. The mortality rate associated with prostatectomy itself is very low.

In brief: Extremely low
If i'm reading this right, you're asking about the mortality rate of surgery in general.
That would vary from hospital to hospital, according to a study published in the new england journal of medicine, from 3.9% in low mortality rate hospitals to 6.9% in high mortality rate hospitals. The mortality rate associated with prostatectomy itself is very low.
Dr. Michael Yu
Dr. Michael Yu
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Dr. Daniel Culkin
Urology - Oncology
In brief: .3 per cent
With a general anesthesia 1 in 10, 000 will die.
In adsorción that cardiac and vascular complicaciones can and will add to this.

In brief: .3 per cent
With a general anesthesia 1 in 10, 000 will die.
In adsorción that cardiac and vascular complicaciones can and will add to this.
Dr. Daniel Culkin
Dr. Daniel Culkin
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