Margins of a prostate resection are determined by the pathologist after the prostate has been surgically removed. A positive margin is noted when cancer is found at the surgical boundary. Margin rate can vary from institution to institution depending on the surgeon’s skill and the pathologist. Historically, our positive margin rate with open prostate surgery ranged from 15 – 17% which is comparable to other large volume centers.
Our margin rate for robotic surgery is 4.54%
Information obtained during hospital stay after robotic prostate surgery.
Average length of stay in the hospital is 1.1 days
95% of patients stay less than 24 hours
Median robotic time is 1 hour 23 minutes
Median operative time is 1 hour 44 minutes
Blood transfusion rate is 0.59%
1 transfusion in past 5 years
No patient excluded from robotic surgery due to body or
prostate size, or previous abdominal surgeries.