Cancer
Posted on: Aug 16 Hosted By: Barbara Lewis
Cancer
Posted on: Aug 16 Hosted By: Barbara Lewis
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Tags: kidney, cancer, surgery, nephrectomy, podcast

Robotic Surgery for Kidney Cancer

Guest: Ronald Boris, MD

Robots are not new to the operating room, but they are to nephrology. Robotic surgery gained popularity in cardiovascular surgery and, once it was successfully used in prostate cancer its use in kidney cancer, surged. In this podcast, IU School of Medicine urologist and researcher Dr. Ronald Boris discusses the robotic partial nephrectomy.

He describes how robotic surgery is performed (it is a computer-assisted surgery that is performed by a surgeon) and tells us that the type of kidney cancer for robotic surgery is not important, but the size and location of the tumor and overall function of uninvolved kidney are.

Some surgeons prefer a total nephrectomy (due bleeding risks and other complications) but Dr. Boris makes the case that in partial nephrectomy recovery times are shorter (less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, fast time back to work) and overall survival is improved.

Tags: kidney, cancer, surgery, nephrectomy, podcast
What do you think of this podcast?

Robotic Surgery for Kidney Cancer

Guest: Ronald Boris, MD

Robots are not new to the operating room, but they are to nephrology. Robotic surgery gained popularity in cardiovascular surgery and, once it was successfully used in prostate cancer its use in kidney cancer, surged. In this podcast, IU School of Medicine urologist and researcher Dr. Ronald Boris discusses the robotic partial nephrectomy.

He describes how robotic surgery is performed (it is a computer-assisted surgery that is performed by a surgeon) and tells us that the type of kidney cancer for robotic surgery is not important, but the size and location of the tumor and overall function of uninvolved kidney are.

Some surgeons prefer a total nephrectomy (due bleeding risks and other complications) but Dr. Boris makes the case that in partial nephrectomy recovery times are shorter (less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, fast time back to work) and overall survival is improved.

What do you think of this podcast? print