News: robotic surgery

Decision Tree

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Kort Nygard opted to wait until his prostate cancer needed treatment. Then he decided to have open surgery. Jim Davidson chose radiation therapy, the external beam type. Sam Dick selected robotic surgery. Three different patients with prostate cancer, three different treatment choices. The decision that faces a man diagnosed with localized prostate cancer is daunting. […]

Sam Dick: Robotic Surgery

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Sam Dick, 54, a television news anchor in Lexington, Ky., had just watched his father die from prostate cancer when he got the news last fall that he had the disease. He and his wife wanted a cure and decided that surgery was the best option. They learned from online research and conversations with physicians […]

VU Robotic Surgery Keeps Growing

Friday, August 13th, 2010

A 68-year-old male with advanced prostate cancer lies on the operating table. A 1,500-pound contraption looms over him, its metal arms extend like tentacles into tiny holes in his abdomen. The surgeon sits at the far side of the room, face pressed into a large console, hands and feet manipulating controls. As the surgeon moves, […]