Ultrasound Guidance Opens New Doors in Robotic Surgery

Posted by BK Medical on Nov 15, 2016 11:19:43 AM

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.

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Topics: Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Surgery, Active Imaging, bk5000, RAPN

The Benefits of Ultrasound in Robotic Surgery

Posted by BK Medical on Apr 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM
We recently spoke with Dr. Omer Karim about his urology surgery practice. Dr. Karim is a consultant urologic surgeon in the UK and has specialized in robotic surgery for the last 10 years.
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Topics: Surgery, Urology, Robotic-Assisted Surgery, RAPN

Use of Ultrasound in Robotic-Assisted Partial Nephrectomies: Three Cases

Posted by BK Medical on Jul 14, 2014 8:00:00 AM

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.
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Topics: Surgery, Urology, Robotic-Assisted Surgery, RAPN