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.
Our new eBook on “Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Brachytherapy” offers an introduction to the setup and techniques associated with prostate brachytherapy.
In our third interview segment with Dr. Moran, we get a firsthand testimonial of why he prefers performing a transperineal biopsy using ultrasound guidance to the more widely performed transrectal biopsy. “A transperineal prostate biopsy has a very high overall accuracy level. It tells us where the disease is if it’s there, and it gives us the confidence to know it’s not there if indeed the biopsies are negative. The other nice thing about this technique is it has a very low infection rate, it’s essentially zero. .”—Dr. Moran