Awards and distinctions that the Mayo Clinic Department of Urology a Center of Excellence.
Number of patients treated/procedures performed per year – 1,200 radical prostatectomies performed in 2008.
Number of research protocols engaged in annually – Four
Systems in place to prevent errors – 1) Surgical checklist; 2) Intraoperative Surgical Pause
Level of technological equipment on site – Five state-of-the art sets of robotic equipment are available for performing laparoscopic surgery.
Patient education efforts – Patients receive instructions on how to care for their catheters and what to expect before, during, and after surgery.
Evidence of incorporating research and clinical care – Research performed at Mayo has demonstrated that prostate cancer recurrence is likely to occur at a higher PSA cutoff point than was previously assumed.