Nov 06, 2002 - 10:07 pm
I found interesting a remark my urologist made while he was removing my 24 surgical staples (October, 2002). I had asked him if the staples were put in using something like an ordinary staple gun. That prompted him to remark that yes, it was like a staple gun, and that there had been considerable progress in doing a radical prostatectomy in the past 10 years. The sense of his remark was that what had been a difficult operation 10 years ago was now much easier. In all the reading I did about this surgery, I had not read anything that was equivalent to what my urologist had remarked--rather casually. Has anyone else heard or read something similar?