Dr. David Patterson on Urology

This episode of Mayo Clinic Medical Edge features Dr. David Patterson discussing urology issues.

Medical Edge Weekend 1-22-11

2 Comments

  1. John Devenney
    Posted January 21, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    How does one gauge a urological surgeon’s experience with DaVinci robotic prostatectomies? Any options other than asking how many he/she has done? How can one find out and how many procedures would you recommend to consider a surgeon an expert in that procedure? Tnx.

    • Newsletter Editor
      Posted January 25, 2011 at 11:00 am | Permalink

      The only way to know is to ask the surgeon how many he/she has done. 200-300 cases usually are enough to be expert at the technigue and at least 50 per year maintain that expertise. Dr. Patterson


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