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Much less complications after prostaatkankeroperatie

Much less complications after prostaatkankeroperatie

The last six years is a large decline noted in the number of complications after a prostaatkankeroperatie. This would, according to research firm MediQuest be because the prostaatverwijdering more often in larger centres is carried out.

In 2011, there were still 196 complications in men who have a prostaatkankeroperatie underwent. Among these are impotence, some bleeding or an infection. In 2016, this number dropped to 67, it is to be read in the published figures on the AD. The figures regarding the removal of the prostate, no other operations.

Also there was not a single hospital in which the percentage of complications at more than 10 percent. In 2011, they were still sixteen hospitals. Hospital locations that in 2016 more than a hundred prostaatverwijderingen per year spent, on average, a complicatiepercentage of 1.63 percent.

The research firm says that the concentration of the prostaatkankerzorg has led to this decrease. Patients are referred to larger centres, where the experience and knowledge is better. In 2011 there were 59 hospitals that the operations were launched, now there are 36.

In 2012, the Dutch Association of Urologists (NCE) is the norm that every hospital at least twenty prostaatkankeroperaties per year. That was 20 percent below that standard, now there is even one hospital that this number has not been met. The north west Hospital group conducted last year, eighteen prostaatverwijderingen. Here, no complications.

Two centres

The university teaching hospitals Erasmus MC and Radboudumc and the hospitals of Santeon had in July last year to know the locations for prostaatkankeroperaties back to want to bring up two centres in the Netherlands. There are specialist urologist to work with the help of robots to operate.

The new prostaatkankercentra come in the Rotterdam Maasstad Hospital and the Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital (CWZ) in Nijmegen.

At the end of July 2017, it was announced that from september 1, the first operations to be carried out in a new clinic in the Maasstad Hospital. They will make use of a new technique in which with the help of a robot can be directly controlled, or all of the cancerous tissues is removed.

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