In this video, Dr. Sweazy of Carolina Urology Partners discusses the benefits of incorporating bkFusion technology from BK Ultrasound into his urology practice. Because prostate cancer is the most common occurring malignancy among men in the United States and the number two cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States, Dr. Sweazy wants to diagnose his patients early on. He finds the real-time ultrasound imaging pared with the pre-exam MRI data helpful in improving his patients’ care. Watch this video with Dr. Sweazy to learn more about the bkFusion system.
UCSF (University of California San Francisco) is ranked by U.S. News as a top-five hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the United States1. Recently-retired Dr. Jeffrey Yablon was a neurosurgery faculty member at UCSF, and Medical Director of Queen of the Valley, a medical center serving the Napa Valley region in Northern California. The following is from a 2014 BK Ultrasound video profile with Dr. Yablon.
The following story is an exerpt from a 2012 article,"Ultrasound Opens New Doors in Robotic Surgery," by Lisa Fratt of Health Imaging.
Since its introduction more than a decade ago, robotic-assisted surgery has stood out as a game-changer. The robotic console provides a robust platform to enable minimally invasive procedures in urologic, cardiothoracic, gynecologic and general surgical procedures. Today, robotic surgery is witnessing an evolution. The most recent surgical ultrasound systems, specifically BK Ultrasound systems for robotic surgery, are ushering in a new level of precision and diagnostic confidence. Intraoperative robotic-assisted ultrasound helps surgeons to perform more complex procedures robotically with potentially improved outcomes, particularly in radical prostatectomy and partial nephrectomy.
Dr. Brian J. Moran is Medical Director at Chicago Prostate Cancer Center in Illinois and an experienced practitioner of prostate brachytherapy, having performed thousands of prostate seed implants. He is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and has authored numerous publications in medical journals and textbooks.
Professor Hongguang Wang is a hepatobiliary surgeon at the Chinese PLA General Hospital, in Beijing, China, one of the largest hospitals in the country. The facility has five sections in the hepatobiliary surgery department: hepatic surgery, biliary surgery, pancreatic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and liver transplantation surgery. Dr. Wang is in charge of the minimally invasive surgery section. There, he performs laparoscopic hepatectomies, laparoscopic cholecystectomies, and laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.
Pelvic floor disorders lead to hundreds of thousands of surgical interventions on female patients in the USA each year. An estimated 30% of these cases require re-operations.
Dr. Gavin Quigley is a prominent consultant neurosurgeon based at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where his team provide care for 1.8 million people. Dr. Quigley has previously worked as an advisor for HIQA (Health Information and Quality Assessment) in the Republic of Ireland and for NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) in the UK, and was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon to the National Neurosurgical Unit in Dublin, Ireland in 2006. He returned to Northern Ireland in 2009, taking up his current position at The Royal Victoria Hospital.
Dr. David Carnovale is the medical director for fertility specialty care at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, and infertility, with a specialization in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. One of the procedures he performs regularly is myomectomy, the preferred fibroid treatment for women who are trying to become pregnant.
Dr. James Porter is the Director of Robotic Surgery at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. He performs prostate and kidney cancer surgeries using a DaVinci robotic surgical system guided by ultrasound. In this fascinating 30 minute video, Dr. Porter talks through three partial nephrectomy cases to demonstrate how he uses a drop-in ultrasound transducer to localize the tumor and determine the margin and depth of resection.