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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Type of Hospital Care for Prostrate Cancer Surgery
After being diagnosed with prostrate cancer (in the left prostrate), would you recommend having surgery at a community hospital or at a university hospital? My father feels confident in his doctor, but his daughter does not feel comfortable with the community hospital where he would be treated.
Many urologists are well trained in prostate surgery and many community hospitals have the capability of caring for patients undergoing these procedures. I believe the community hospital would be fine. University Hospitals often care for patients with associated complex medical problems and/or more complex diseases. I hope this information is helpful to you.
Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University