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2011-01-21 00:00:48

Several prominent urologic surgeons discussed their use of Aureon's prognostic tests. Yonkers, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 Today, Aureon Biosciences, Inc. announced that several prominent urologic surgeons discussed their use of Aureon's prognostic tests, Post-Op Pxâ“ž¢ and Prostate Px+, at this year's International Robotic Urology Symposium (IRUS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the conference, Dr. Vipul Patel, Medical Director...

2010-12-29 10:44:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi, the Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, wrapped up his groundbreaking trip to Israel with the completion of six successful robotic prostate cancer treatment surgeries. Via these prostate cancer surgeries, three of which were televised live, Samadi demonstrated his SMART technique (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) to...

2010-12-23 14:50:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostatectomy expert, as well as the Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, continues to break barriers by sharing his robotic surgery and prostate cancer treatment skills with doctors worldwide. Today, Samadi, a pioneer surgeon in the field of robotics, performed his signature SMART Surgery Technique at Rambam Medical...

2010-12-20 15:07:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The SMART Surgery Technique is the brainchild of Dr. David B. Samadi, a robotic prostatectomy expert, as well as the Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. SMART, which stands for "Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique," "takes oncologic principles, combines it with open radical prostatectomy skills and builds upon it with a unique robotic...

2010-12-14 11:54:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study in the journal Cancer shows that staging prostate cancer that has not metastasized beyond the prostate gland does predict the outcome, prognosis or risk of cancer recurrence after a radical prostatectomy. "This study confirms what many prostate cancer treatment surgeons have thought about staging - it's irrelevant after prostate cancer surgery - something I strongly disagree with," said Dr. David Samadi, a robotic surgery expert, as well...

2010-11-18 09:08:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- It's a high-tech takeover and some doctors are raving about robotic-assisted surgery involving complex pancreatic procedures. Complex pancreatic surgery, without the assistance of robotics, presents two technical challenges: controlling bleeding from major blood vessels and reconstructing ducts in the liver and pancreas. "Despite recent data suggesting that complex pancreatic operations can be performed laparoscopically at high-volume centers, the use of traditional...

2010-11-17 14:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new technique has been discovered that could potentially impact research of prostate cancer and how the tumor functions. The technique surgically removes a normal and cancerous prostate gland and keeps it alive and functioning in a lab for up to a week. "This discovery is significant because it could eventually result in individualized medications and prostate cancer treatments for patients," said Dr. David Samadi, a robotic prostatectomy expert,...

2010-11-16 13:15:30

A study involving 30 patients suggests that robotic-assisted surgery involving complex pancreatic procedures can be performed safely in a high-volume facility, according to a report posted online today that will be published in the March print issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Complex pancreatic surgery "remains the final frontier" for use of minimally invasive procedures, the authors write as background information in the article. These operations present two...

2010-11-02 16:57:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), compared to men in 1999, American men in 2006 that were fighting prostate cancer were 45% less likely to die from the disease. "There is no specific reason for this decline, but I believe early detection and prostate cancer treatment education and awareness are probably major factors," said Dr. David Samadi, a robotic surgery expert, as well as the new Vice Chairman, Department of...

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2010-10-20 08:50:27

MUHC specialists conduct first-ever all-robotic surgery and anesthesia In a world first, a completely robotic surgery and anesthesia has been performed at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The DaVinci surgical robot, which lets surgeons work from remote locations, was put to work this summer, whereas the anesthesia robot, nicknamed McSleepy, has been providing automated anesthesia since 2008. The two combined to perform the first all-robotic surgery on a prostatectomy patient at the...


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