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Robotic Assisted Prostatectomy

Offers patients quicker recovery times and much less pain than conventional surgery.
February 22, 2007
4:00 PM EST
(21:00 UTC)
From Springfield Hospital, Springfield, PA

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On February 22nd, at 4:00 p.m. (EST), surgeons from Springfield Hospital, a Crozer-Keystone Health System hospital, will demonstrate and discuss the use of robotic surgery in the treatment of prostate cancer. With the FDA approved da Vinci® Surgical System, David Samadi, MD, director of Robotics, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Crozer-Keystone consultant, will perform a robotic-assisted prostatectomy. Dr. James O'Connell will assist.

The event will be moderated by Dr. Frank D'elia, Dr. Kenneth Weismann, and Dr. Ilya Volfson who will explain critical portions of the procedure as Dr. Samadi operates.

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On February 22nd, at 4:00 p.m. (EST), surgeons from Springfield Hospital, a Crozer-Keystone Health System hospital, will demonstrate and discuss the use of robotic surgery in the treatment of prostate cancer. With the FDA approved da Vinci® Surgical System, David Samadi, MD, director of Robotics, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Crozer-Keystone consultant, will perform a robotic-assisted prostatectomy. Dr. James O'Connell will assist.

The event will be moderated by Dr. Frank D'elia, Dr. Kenneth Weismann, and Dr. Ilya Volfson who will explain critical portions of the procedure as Dr. Samadi operates.

The da Vinci® System features a special console that has hand and foot controls to move the robotic arms. A tiny 3-D camera is used to help the surgeon see as he performs intricate surgical procedures. The da Vinci® translates the surgeons natural hand motions at the control console into corresponding movements of the robotic instruments. The precision of movement as well as the minimally invasive nature of this technology provide substantially improved outcomes for patients, especially in the treatment of prostrate cancer. These benefits include less post-operative pain, less risk of infection, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery.

da Vinci® is a registered trademark of Intuitive Surgical, Inc

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