Better Cancer Free: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer

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In this episode we discuss robotic radical prostatectomy as a treatment option for prostate cancer. Over the last 20 years, robotic radical prostatectomy has become the gold standard for surgical management of prostate cancer. While the concept of robotic surgery is exciting, it also leads to a lot of questions amongst men faced with a decision as to how to treat their prostate cancer. How does the procedure actually work? Is the surgery performed by a surgeon or by a robot? What are the risks and side effects? Are all men good candidates for the procedure. And, of course, how effectively does it cure prostate cancer? To answer these questions we turned to Dr. Alexander Kutikov.

This Episode's Guest:
Alexander Kutikov, MD

Dr. Kutikov is a Professor and Chief of Urology and Urologic Oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. He is a board certified, academic urologic surgical oncologist who treats urologic tumors using minimally invasive (robotic / laparoscopic) and traditional surgical techniques. Dr. Kutikov received an MD from Harvard Medical School’s Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program in 2003. He then completed his Urologic residency training at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and finished a 2-year Society of Urologic Oncology fellowship at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, USA. He has co-authored more than 170 original manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has published chapters in leading urologic textbooks as well as holding leadership positions both in the American College of Surgeons and the American Urological Association.