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2014-07-30 08:33:32

LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyline Urology Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard David has been named Clinical Professor of Urology, Voluntary at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. A nationally known expert in urologic cancers, Dr. David has served on the UCLA clinical faculty for 24 years. He sees patients at his Skyline Urology office in Sherman Oaks. "I have truly valued my time on the UCLA Clinical faculty. I was taught to always put the patient first. I...

2014-03-17 08:29:05

HOUSTON, March 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the arrival of Dr. Patricio Gargollo to the expanding urology team. With nearly a decade of pediatric urology experience, Gargollo has unique expertise in performing innovative pediatric robotic surgeries using the da Vinci Si Surgical System. He is one of the only pediatric urologists in the country with specialized and advanced fellowship training in minimally invasive and robotic...

2014-03-06 23:27:18

Children’s Urology is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its pediatric robotic assisted surgery program, the first and only of its kind in Central Texas. The Austin, Texas based-pediatric urology practice will commemorate the anniversary with the public in a Meet the Robot celebration on April 19 at the local children’s museum, Thinkery. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Children’s Urology is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its pediatric robotic assisted surgery program, the...

2014-01-22 12:08:53

A collaboration of surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital and Medanta Hospital in India successfully transplanted kidneys into 50 recipients using an innovative robot-assisted procedure in which the organ is cooled with sterile ice during the operation. The research project – published online ahead of print in European Urology, the journal of the European Association of Urology – advances minimally invasive robotic surgery as a safe alternative to traditional open surgery. "Minimally...

2013-10-09 11:07:24

While women are far more likely to suffer urinary tract infections, men are more prone to be hospitalized for treatment, according to a study by Henry Ford Hospital urologists. The first-of-its-kind research for the most common bacterial infection in the U.S. is important in providing predictors of hospital admission at a time when the health care industry is searching for ways to reduce costs. "We found that those patients who were hospitalized for treatment of urinary tract infections...

2013-05-08 13:24:44

While the number of people — especially women — who have a minimally invasive procedure to remove kidney stones has risen in recent years, so has the rate of complications related to the surgery, according to a published study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The research, from Khurshid R. Ghani, M.D., of Henry Ford Hospital's Vattikuti Urology Institute, is in press in the Journal of Urology. Those findings will be presented May 7 at the annual meeting of the American...

2013-05-08 13:05:15

Robot-assisted surgery to remove kidney cancers has seen a rapid increase in use, and has both replaced and proven safer than laparoscopic procedures for the same purpose, according to a study by the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. However, the study also shows that robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) — while resulting in fewer complications than both open (OPN) and laparoscopic (LPN) removal of cancerous kidney tissue — also involves more...


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