There are many excellent options available to patients for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. We tailor treatment for each individual patient that matches each unique circumstance. Ideal patients are without extensive prior abdominal surgery or radiation therapy. In our experience, patients who have had prior laparoscopic hernia repair may successfully undergo robotic prostatectomy, but in about 50% of those patients, surgical mesh obstructs either the prostate or the pelvic lymph nodes requiring open conversion to properly perform an adequate operation from an oncologic standpoint. With Dr. Slawin’s prior extensive experience performing open radical retropubic prostatectomy, this does not expose the patient to any additional untoward risks and can be equally successfully performed.
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