Category Archives: For patients

Useful entries for patients. Dr Savatta’s most useful patient related entries.

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Men Who Ejaculate More – Renal and Urology News

The protective effect of frequent intercourse is strongest for low-risk prostate cancer. An ejaculation frequency of 21 or more times per month at age 20–29 years and 40–49 years is associated with a significant 19% and 22% decreased risk of … Continue reading

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Latest Dietary Advice for Prostate Cancer – Renal and Urology News

A range of foods, nutrients, and dietary patterns are being studied for prostate cancer prevention or treatment, according to a 2015 research review. Source: Latest Dietary Advice for Prostate Cancer – Renal and Urology News While the ideal diet prescription … Continue reading

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An interview with MD Advisor

I recently gave an interview to the MD Advisor. We discussed some of the recent safety concerns with robotic surgery and the daVinci robot. Some of the important points that we discussed are: Robotic surgery is performed by a surgeon … Continue reading

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LUGPA position aims to clarify prostate cancer screening | Urology Times

In an attempt to clarify what it calls conflicting guideline statements on prostate cancer screening from various organizations, the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA) has issued its own position on the use of the PSA test as a screening … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer screening event at Overlook Medical Center on October 3, 2013.

I am participating in a prostate cancer screening event for men over 50 years old that would like to be screened for prostate cancer. Men will have a PSA blood draw and a digital rectal examination. The target audience is … Continue reading

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Robotic surgery on 30 Medical Minutes

Dr. Savatta has been performing urologic surgery since 1997. He started performing robotic surgery for prostate cancer in 2004 and then progressed from laparoscopic and open surgery to robotic surgery for most of his urologic surgery.

He was honored to be a guest on 30 Medical Minutes to describe and demonstrate robotic surgery. Continue reading

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