Profitability

I agree that the reimbursement for a radical prostatectomy should be more than it is, but that is true for nearly everything we do these days at the hospital. You are paid a little more for the code for a laparoscopic prostatectomy (the code for a dVP) than for an open radical and with experience you can do a dVP in about the time it takes many urologists to do an open (2-3 hours). Granted some folks can do an open in 90 minutes, but, given the lower positive margin rates with the da Vinci and slightly better potency and continence rates, I don’t see how anyone can continue to justify doing opens.

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