• About Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS

    Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS, is the Chairman, Department of Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Uzzo is a urologic surgeon who specializes in genitourinary cancer treatment. He holds the G. Willing "Wing" Pepper Chair in Cancer Research and serves as Co-Leader, Genitourinary Cancer Service Line at Fox Chase. To make an appointment with Dr. Uzzo, call 888 FOX CHASE.


    Objectifying Surgical Decision Making for Renal Masses

    by  • April 3, 2013 • Kidney Cancer, Uncategorized

    In the absence of level I evidence, physician treatment recommendations are subject not only to the objective (interpretations of the cohort literature and practice guidelines), but also the subjective (training patterns, comfort levels, biases and individual experiences).  Such is the case for management of the incidental renal mass where multiple therapeutic options exist.  This...

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    Partial nephrectomy may be a better treatment for kidney cancer

    by  • March 25, 2013 • Kidney Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Uncategorized

    The Perils of Kidney Wasting Surgery for Kidney Cancer: Why a partial nephrectomy is better than a total (radical) removal The broad application of cross sectional imaging has led to the incidental discovery of small renal masses (SRM) as the most common presentation for localized kidney cancer. Concurrent with this stage migration, technological efforts...

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