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Published on Jan 10, 2012
Robotic Surgery Director Dr. Mohamad Allaf discusses Johns Hopkins' prostatectomy program, including the Brady Urological Institute's robust robotic experience, prostatectomy pioneer Dr. Walsh, and unique post-operative care provided at Hopkins. For more information: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/urology
Questions answered: 1. Describe what you do. (0:11) 2. How many prostatectomies are performed each year at Johns Hopkins? (0:24) 3. How many robotic prostatectomies are performed each year at Johns Hopkins? (1:01) 4. Why does volume matter -- don't most hospitals perform these same procedures? (1:40) 5. Now that Dr. Patrick Walsh has retired, how has his work influenced the new generation of urologists? (2:15) 6. How important is the nursing and post-operative care in the recovery of patients with prostate cancer? (2:55) 7. How is the Hopkins approach to prostate surgery unique? (3:35) 8. What else makes our program unique? (4:20)