Category Archives: Robotic Surgery

Mass. bill would allow videotaping of surgeries – BostonHerald.com

BOSTON – Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill that would give patients the right to have their operations videotaped if they pay for it. The measure would let licensed medical videographers tape the procedures. They would not have to be … Continue reading

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Robotic prostate surgery: a health care conundrum

Patients in Vancouver will be asked to pay a fee if they opt for robotic surgery for prostate cancer over conventional surgery. This is an important change in the way healthcare is usually paid for in Canada. Continue reading

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Robotic surgery summary- October/November 2007

In October and November I performed 46 robotic surgeries, including 35 dvPs, 4 partial nephrectomies, 2 nephrectomies, 2 radical cystectomies including a bladder replacement in a woman, 1 simple prostatectomy, a stone procedure to remove a large left kidney stone, … Continue reading

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Robotic failure during surgery

Robot failure during radical prostatectomies is ‘extremely rare’ – Failure rates will continue to shrink as technology advances – UrologyTimes The study team recorded critical failures in 20 cases (0.3%) leading to the cancellation of 10 procedures and conversion to … Continue reading

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Robotic surgery coming to Edmonton

edmontonsun.com – Edmonton News – $10M fundraiser in Edmonton aims to help combat prostate cancer An Edmonton hospital is tackling prostate cancer with a $10-million fundraiser to open a prostate health clinic, purchase a robotic surgery system and increase its … Continue reading

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Robotic Kidney Surgery reaches Australia

Man’s kidney removed by robot | The Daily Telegraph IT sounds like science fiction – but a NSW man has become the first person in the southern hemisphere to have a kidney removed by a robot.

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