• Bladder Cancer

    Is Single Port Surgery Right for Me?

    by  • June 27, 2013 • Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Single Port Surgery, Surgery

    Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Over the past twenty years, minimally invasive surgery has been successful in reducing the large scars associated with traditional surgery to a few scars less than one inch in length. As a result, our patients have experienced faster, easier recoveries with less pain and fewer complications.  During the past...

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    Understanding Choices for Urinary Diversion at the time of Bladder Removal Surgery

    by  • April 6, 2013 • Bladder Cancer

    Patients who are faced with bladder removal (cystectomy) are presented with a number of challenges, not the least of which is understanding the type of urinary diversion that is best for them. There are 3 basic categories of modern urinary diversions: (1) incontinent bowel conduit (e.g. ileal conduit) (2) continent cutaneous stomal reservoire (e.g....

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    Has Robotic Cystectomy Reached the Mainstream?

    by  • January 17, 2013 • Bladder Cancer, Uncategorized

    The current gold standard therapy for muscle invasive bladder cancer consists of a combination of systemic chemotherapy and surgical resection. Radical cystoprostatectomy (removal of the bladder and prostate) in men, and anterior pelvic exenteration (removal of the bladder, uterus, ovaries and a portion of the vagina) in women, in combination with removal of the...

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