Is Prostate Cancer Surgery Necessary? Dr. Vorstman Explains That It May Not Be
Prominent Florida prostate cancer specialist, Bert Vorstman MD, MS, FAAP, FRACS, FACS, has posted his
latest blog entitled, “Bad Surgery”, on his URO HEALTH blog site.
Online PR News – 25-April-2013 – Dr. Bert Vorstman is a Coral Springs based urological surgeon and true
patient advocate with over 30 years of clinical experience. He cautions men and their partners about the
many risks and complications associated with prostate cancer treatment and especially for the robotic
surgical treatment of PSA screen detected prostate cancer. In fact, he recently posted “PSA’s and Prostate
Cancer: Mayhem and Gore” an outline to enable men to make the appropriate decision making steps towards
common sense prostate cancer evaluation and possible treatment.
Said Dr Vorstman, “The Gleason 3+3 prostate cancer is not a health risk, commonly treated unnecessarily
and simply exposes physicians to possible malpractice from over treatment.” He goes on to add that “Men
have been warned for several years and through various outlets regarding the very significant complications
and lack of significant benefit associated with the radical surgery/robotic prostatectomy treatment for localized
prostate cancer. The considerable incidence of complications and negative quality of life aspects associated
with this surgery have been detailed in books like Dr. A. Horan’s, ‘The Big Scare, the business of prostate
In addition, Dr Vorstman said that “The great concerns about the scientifically non-validated, high-risk,
irreversible radical surgery/robotic prostatectomy have been underscored by the recent USPSTF review,
detailing the absence of merit to the business of wholesale PSA screening and for the surgical treatment of
screen detected prostate cancer in that no significant numbers of lives were saved and that the surgical
procedure simply causes great harm. This embarrassing USPSTF report highlighting the high incidence of
complications associated with prostate cancer surgery also ignited LEGAL action recently so that there is
now a class action lawsuit against the robot makers for their hand in robotic prostatectomy”.
Said Dr Vorstman, "Only men with high-risk prostate cancer require treatment. Some 75% of men have
favorable-risk Gleason 3+3 prostate cancer and most of these men do not need treatment." The Imperfect
PSA, Prostate Cancer and medical ethics.
Dr. Bert Vorstman
1725 University Dr., Ste 400