Category Archives: Robotic Surgery

Endoscopic simple prostatectomy – Abstract

Endoscopic simple prostatectomy – Abstract. This review looked at minimally invasive treatments for patients that have urinary obstruction from very large patients. Traditionally open surgery was done since procedures done through the natural urinary opening often did not have goo … 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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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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Robotic Nephrectomy –conducted by Dr. Domenico Savatta – YouTube

This was the first live televised kidney surgery. I performed it at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in May of 2007. We telecasted it to Anaheim at the Intuitive Surgical display at the AUA national meeting.

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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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Safe removal of the urethral catheter 2 days following laparoscopic radical prostatectomy – Abstract | Prostate Cancer | UroToday | Urology Information

Results:Of the 114 patients who underwent laparoscopic prostatectomy, 64 56% were deemed suitable for removal of catheter on second postoperative day prior to discharge. The first 20 patients selected for early removal of urethral catheter were covered with a suprapubic … Continue reading

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