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Latest Robotic prostatectomy Stories

2011-08-13 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Robotics are helping surgeons make great strides in the medical arena, and the advanced technology used in robotic prostatectomy procedures delivers many benefits to both surgeon and patient. However, in recent news, there is some scrutiny on the frequency of its use. Further, some critics are cautioning patients against the mass marketing of robotic surgery and its benefits. Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of...

2011-08-12 14:52:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening is the universal standard for early detection of prostate cancer in men. The medical community, and even the press, routinely urge men to begin PSA testing at age 50, and even earlier - age 40 - for high risk men, including African Americans or those with a family history of prostate cancer. Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The...

2011-08-03 15:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, welcomed 130 academically outstanding high school students to witness a live robotic prostatectomy procedure. National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF/MED) invited Dr. Samadi to be part of their ten-day residential program for exceptional high school students in the greater tri-state area. As a...

2011-07-30 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When Anyang' Nyong'o, Medical Services Minister of Kenya, returned cancer-free to his native land in March of this year, he made a commitment to the people of Kenya. "My experience is a wake-up call for us in Kenya," he proclaimed. Following a prostate cancer diagnosis by his Kenyan doctor, Mr. Nyong'o chose to put his life in the hands of a prostate cancer specialist in the United States. Now back in Kenya, Nyong'o is establishing the African Cancer...

2011-07-27 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For men facing radical prostatectomy procedures, elimination of their prostate cancer is not their only concern. In fact, a large number of these men list damage to their sexual potency and urinary continence among their biggest fears. More than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Just like the patients of Dr. David Samadi's, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The...

2011-07-09 08:10:00

NEW YORK, July 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The acquisition of the da Vinci Robotic Si Surgical System, a state-of-the-art robotic surgical technology, was recently announced by the Asian Heart Institute (AHI) in Mumbai, India. This marks the first of the new da Vinci Si models to be obtained by a hospital in Asia. This da Vinci model improves visualization with high definition 3D and beneficial changes to the user interface. The robot provides minimally invasive surgical treatment options for...

2011-07-09 00:00:32

An altruistic kidney donor from western Pennsylvania is recovering well today after becoming the first patient in the region, and one of just a handful in the country, to undergo robotic-assisted minimally invasive kidney removal surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH). Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 07, 2011 An altruistic kidney donor from western Pennsylvania is recovering well today after becoming the first patient in the region, and one of just a handful in the country, to undergo...

2011-07-02 02:25:21

Surgery and all its implications can be scary, especially so for pediatric patients and their parents who dread sometimes disfiguring scars. Now a UT Southwestern Medical Center urologist has developed a new "hidden" minimally invasive procedure that makes scarring virtually invisible yet is just as effective as more common surgical methods. "Currently used incisions, even with minimally invasive surgery, leave the child with up to three scars that are visible any time the abdomen is exposed....

2011-06-23 15:30:00

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, researchers have dreamed of curing prostate cancer with targeted drugs that could modulate the body's own immune system to attack and destroy malignant cancer cells. Recent approvals of immuno-modulatory drugs Provenge and Yervoy represent considerable progress in this domain, as they have already been shown to improve survival rates in certain types of metastatic prostate cancer. Over 20 other such drugs are expected to seek approval in...

2011-06-16 00:00:28

1 in 6 Men will be Diagnosed with Cancer of the Prostate during their Lifetime*. Westchester County, New York (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 Quality, patient centered care that's close to home"”That's Northern Westchester Hospital. There are many reasons men don't visit the doctor on a regular basis. For one, men don't view visiting their doctor as part of preventative care the way women do. Many women begin seeing a gynecologist during their teenage years and then continue doing so on an...