Category Archives: For physicians

Entries that are helpful for physicians. CME articles.

Intuitive Surgical releases facts about robotic surgery

Facts_about_daVinci_Surgery I received a correspondence from intuitive surgical that shows the growth in prostatectomies and hysterectomies (benign and malignant). It describes how there have been over 1.5 million robotic surgeries performed in the last 10 years and the low complication … Continue reading

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UroToday – Prospective evaluation of prostate cancer risk in candidates for inguinal hernia repair – Abstract

Prior laparoscopic hernia repair is not a contraindication to robotic prostatectomy. Continue reading

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UroToday – Nephroureteral Stent on Suction for Urethrovesical Anastomotic Leak After Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy

Source Urotoday.com I found an abstract about a way to manage urinary ascites that can rarely happen after dvP. Conventional measures, including catheter traction, passive drainage, and needle vented Foley catheter suction, failed. On postoperative day 6 a unilateral nephroureteral … Continue reading

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Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Study

Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery, Volume 2, Number 3 / September, 2008 Conclusions We report a large, multi-institutional series of RPN for renal tumors, confirming safety and feasibility reported in previous small, single-institution studies. Although we report the initial experience … Continue reading

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Median Lobe in Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Evaluation and Management

UroToday – The surgical margins were similar between the two groups. No significant difference was found in the postoperative urinary bother score or the interval to social or perfect continence between the two groups. The results of this study have … Continue reading

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Robotic Renal Symposium

First Annual Worldwide Robotic Renal Symposium I had the honor of being selected on the faculty for the 1st robotic conference dedicated to kidney surgery. This should be an excellent conference for urologists who are performing robotic surgery for prostate … Continue reading

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