Einstein (São Paulo) (2010-09-01)

Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy: a different treatment for prostate cancer?

  • Alexandre Den Julio,
  • Thomas Edward Ahlering,
  • Fernando Korkes,
  • Antonio Correa Lopes Neto,
  • Marcos Tobias-Machado,
  • Antonio Carlos Lima Pompeo,
  • Eric Roger Wroclawski

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 8, no. 3
pp. 381 – 382


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Considering the Health Care System in Brazil, a developing country,and public healthcare policies, robotic surgery is a reality to veryfew citizens. Therefore, robotic assisted radical prostatectomy isfar removed from the daily practice of the vast majority of Brazilianurologists. Scientific evidence of the superiority of robotic assistedradical prostatectomy does not presently justify public investmentsfor widespread development of robotic centers. Maybe over timeand with reductions in costs, robotic technology will become amore established practice, as observed in other countries, and morefeasible for the Brazilian urological community.