In this video, Dr. David Carnovale, Medical Director for Fertility Specialty Care at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, USA talks about intraoperative ultrasound and why it is useful for robotic-assisted myomectomy procedures. Real-time intraoperative ultrasound helps Dr. Carnovale to:
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. 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.