Author | Arnold Melman, MD

Articles

Commentary (Melman): Morbidity of Contemporary Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy for Localized Prostate Cancer

May 01, 1995

This article compares the results of radical retropubic prostatic surgery done by a group of urologists at the Mayo Clinic during a recent 3-year period with results obtained in a similar group of patients operated on prior to 1987. The authors show that when a surgical procedure is done often, with modern techniques and attention paid to surgical and anatomic detail, very good results can be achieved.