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2008-11-04 18:00:10

Surgeons at St. Mary's Hospital will perform a live minimally invasive robot-assisted prostatectomy surgery for treating prostate cancer using a da Vinci(R) Surgical System on www.OR-Live.com. The da Vinci(R) is the most innovative surgical option available to treat prostate cancer. Using the da Vinci(R) Surgical System, this prostate-removal procedure brings even more credibility to the term "minimally invasive surgery." It requires five tiny incisions through which the surgeon operates,...

2008-10-14 12:00:32

"There's simply no question that robotic prostate surgery is the future and I was so happy to answer questions and share my expertise with cancer patients and doctors who are curious about the procedure," said Dr. David Samadi on hosting his live webcast about endopelvic fascia sparing robotic surgery on OR-Live.com, August 13, 2008. The webcast was moderated by Simon Hall, MD, who is Chair of the Department of Urology and Director of the Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Prostate Health and...

2008-10-06 18:00:36

By SEAN PATRICK NORRIS Staff Writer Baltimore Washington Medical Center is investing $1.7 million in the latest version of a robotic surgeon designed to bring new clarity and dexterity to delicate operations. By the end of October, BWMC will begin using the da Vinci Machine complete with high definition, three-dimensional imaging for non- invasive laproscopic surgery. "The advantage is you can move the instruments like you are using your hands. You can bend it like you bend your...

2008-07-23 21:00:30

By TOM KOENNINGER It is the place where da Vinci works, and it might be mistaken for science fiction, except it is real. Picture this: The room is hushed and darkened except for illuminated points of blue on equipment, and a bright operating light, glowing like a full moon, over the patient. Mechanical arms glide soundlessly up and down, sometimes twisting slightly. Some 10 feet removed, the surgeon, in white stocking feet, works with his head pressed against eyepieces of a hooded...

2008-06-24 09:03:24

SARASOTA, Fla., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by Diagnostic Center for Disease -- "There is currently no convincing evidence that early screening, detection, and treatment improve mortality. Limitations in prostate cancer screening include potential adverse health effects associated with false-positive and negative results, and treatment side effects." Policy Statement from the American College of Preventive Medicine, published in...

2007-06-12 18:00:29

By Felice J. Freyer; Journal Medical Writer A costly new device at Miriam Hospital makes tricky surgery easier and may reduce side effects. * * * PROVIDENCE - In the operating room at Miriam Hospital, five people surround the patient, draped and unconscious on the table. But the surgeon who's performing the operation - Dr. Joseph F. Renzulli II - isn't among the five. He's several feet away, sitting at a console, his shoes on the floor next to him. Renzulli peers into the...

2006-02-14 14:40:00

DALLAS -- Having a surgeon with four arms is one of the advantages of the latest robotic technology now being studied at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The $1.4 million robot named da Vinci can hold a camera in one hand while manipulating tiny laparoscopic surgical tools in its other hands. And it never tires like its human counterparts. With a human surgeon at the controls, da Vinci filters out tremor, enhances precision, offers three-dimensional imaging and eliminates the inverted...

2005-08-29 15:02:58

Although minimally invasive prostate removal aided by a robot can lead to less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and fewer complications, there is no evidence that the procedure improves cure rates, according to a new technology assessment. In addition, robotic surgery, in high demand among patients, can lose money for hospitals because of its expense and special training required, according to the new review of studies by ECRI. ECRI is a nonprofit health services research agency that...

2005-08-16 00:10:00

NEW YORK -- Keyhole or "laparoscopic" surgery for obesity can be safely performed with a completely robotic approach, new research indicates. Whether this represents a real surgical advance or just a more expensive way of doing things, however, is hotly debated. With the robotic approach, mechanical arms are attached to the instruments that the surgeon would normally hold. To operate, the surgeon sits at a console with video monitor and moves attached instruments that activate the mechanical...


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