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Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Using the da Vinci™ Surgical System

Dr. David Emmott to Perform Minimally Invasive Prostatectomy Live
November 2, 2006
at 7:00 PM CST
(November 3, 2006 at 01:00 UTC)
From Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, KS

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MERRIAM, Kan. – Shawnee Mission Medical Center will host its third live surgical Webcast on Thursday, November 2, at 7 p.m., when urologist David Emmott, MD, performs a robot-assisted radical prostatectomy using the da Vinci™ Surgical System.

Shawnee Mission Medical Center was the first hospital in the region to perform radical prostatectomy using the da Vinci™ in 2002. Since that time, Emmott and  MORE...

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MERRIAM, Kan. – Shawnee Mission Medical Center will host its third live surgical Webcast on Thursday, November 2, at 7 p.m., when urologist David Emmott, MD, performs a robot-assisted radical prostatectomy using the da Vinci™ Surgical System.

Shawnee Mission Medical Center was the first hospital in the region to perform radical prostatectomy using the da Vinci™ in 2002. Since that time, Emmott and his partner, Scott Montgomery, MD, have performed more than 200 procedures – more than any other physicians in the area.

During the surgery, the entire prostate gland and additional surrounding tissue will be removed through minimally invasive "keyhole" incisions – allowing the patient to experience decreased bleeding, less time in the hospital and reduced scarring. Traditionally, radical prostatectomy procedures are performed through large incisions, which often resulted in lengthy and uncomfortable patient recovery.

The da Vinci™ Surgical System consists of two main components, the surgeon's viewing and control console and the surgical arm that positions and maneuvers the surgical instruments.

About Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is a 383-bed facility and the second largest hospital in the Kansas City metropolitan area with nearly 20,000 inpatient admissions and more than 195,000 outpatient admissions in 2005. SMMC had the busiest emergency department in Johnson County, the area's first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center, a nationally recognized Center for Women's Health and delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in the metropolitan area. SMMC employs more than 2,800 local residents and supports an exceptional staff of more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, the largest medical staff in Kansas City.

Da Vinci™ is a trademark of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

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