Advanced Robotic Surgery Via Satellite

by Sheela Philomena on  May 29, 2012 at 4:13 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
A robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy has been preformed by a team of urological surgeons. The surgery showcased the advanced robotic technology available to patients at the Robotic Surgery Center at NYU Langone.
 Advanced Robotic Surgery Via Satellite
Advanced Robotic Surgery Via Satellite

"We have one of the most advanced robotic surgery programs in the New York metropolitan area and our goal is to leverage this technology to help simplify complex procedures, and develop innovative new techniques that result in better outcomes for our patients," said Michael Stifelman, MD, associate professor, Department of Urology and director of robotic surgery at NYU Langone Medical. "NYU Langone surgeons pioneered the use of robotics in partial nephrectomies and hold courses each month for surgeons to learn best practices."

During a partial nephrectomy, the tumor is removed while the rest of the kidney is left intact and functioning. The superior maneuverability of a robotic tool is ideally suited for delicate cutting and stitching required in this surgery, while the minimally-invasive nature of the procedure is less traumatic, and helps preserve kidney function and results in faster recovery time.

The Robotic Surgery Center at NYU Langone is the largest multispecialty robotic surgery center in the New York metro area.

Source: Newswise

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