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2012-10-29 11:25:52

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The most comprehensive robotic surgery program in the Tampa Bay area now offers the latest in minimally-invasive procedures: the ability to remove a gallbladder through just one small incision in the bellybutton. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121029/DC01900 ) Dr. David F. Echevarria performed the first single site robotic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) last week at St. Joseph's Hospital's Advanced Center for...

2012-10-25 15:25:03

MIAMI, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL, is proud to have Florida's only Ivy League urology affiliation, thanks to an innovative partnership with New York's prestigious Columbia University. The Columbia University Division of Urology at Mount Sinai offers the most advanced minimally invasive treatment options available for prostate cancer, kidney and bladder cancers, as well as other urological disorders, including the unique urological needs of...

2012-10-24 07:30:45

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter's just around the corner, but colder temps are no excuse for hibernating or storing extra fat. Unlike our grizzly counterparts, big bellied men are actually carrying around some pretty "big" health concerns. "As your waistline grows, so do the risks," cautions prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, who has successfully performed more than 4,000 SMART robotic prostate removal surgeries, many on overweight men. (Photo:...

2012-10-15 15:23:42

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- You've made the decision to have a radical prostatectomy for your prostate cancer. You've read the benefits of robotic surgery, you selected a surgeon, you've even shared the news with close friends: "I'm having robotic surgery." It sounds impressive, but what exactly does it mean? Despite explanation from your prostate surgeon, it's normal to be somewhat unclear about the procedure details. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121015/NY93169...

2012-10-11 11:26:12

NEPTUNE, N.J., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jersey Shore is proud to announce Michael Lasser, M.D. as the new medical director for the Center for Robotic Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Robotic Surgery is a breakthrough, effective, minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery, and is revolutionizing the way physicians perform certain complex procedures. Dr. Lasser most recently completed his Fellowship training in Robotic and Laparoscopic Urologic...

2012-10-09 15:25:19

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Robotic prostate surgery is often favored as the next big thing in prostate cancer treatment, but its value is repeatedly called into question. Do the benefits of robotic prostatectomy surgery outweigh the expense? How much more expensive is robotic surgery? In the delicate world of prostate cancer and saving lives, at what point does price matter? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121009/NY89604 ) Dr. David Samadi, innovator of the Samadi...

2012-09-28 10:23:19

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned Mount Sinai robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, devotes much of his time to prostate cancer education domestically and internationally. "My SMART robotic prostate removal surgery saves lives, but what men really want to know is how to prevent prostate cancer in the first place," shares Dr. Samadi. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120928/NY82860 ) More than 240,000 U.S. men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each...

2012-09-28 10:23:02

NEW YORK, Sept 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At last night's Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness and Education Dinner, the American Cancer Society awarded Dr. David B. Samadi, world-leader in prostate cancer treatment and robotic prostate surgery, with the 2012 Community Partner Award. Through robotic surgery excellence, Dr. Samadi has successfully cured more than 4,000 men of prostate cancer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120928/NY82883 ) As Vice Chairman, Department of...

2012-09-27 22:15:44

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that recovery from an emerging, minimally invasive surgical technique called Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) was less painful for kidney cancer patients than traditional laparoscopic surgery. Study results were published in the September online edition of Urology. "In the largest prospective study of kidney cancer patients to date, the UC San Diego study showed less use of narcotic pain...

2012-09-19 02:29:48

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A prominent Florida urologist questions the ethics as well as the place of the scientifically unproven robotic prostatectomy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. In addition, he believes that the use of PSA derivatives and kinetics, instead of using the total PSA, may minimize particularly the evaluation of men with a commonly false-positive PSA. "This very basic but well-known healthcare concern represents a major...