The Benefits of Ultrasound in Robotic Surgery

Posted by BK Medical on Apr 28, 2016 10:30:00 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 9:00:00 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

New eBook: Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Brachytherapy

Posted by BK Medical on Jun 30, 2014 12:00:00 PM


Our new eBook on “Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Brachytherapy” offers an introduction to the setup and techniques associated with prostate brachytherapy.
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Topics: Urology, Prostate Brachytherapy

Dr. Moran Discusses Advantages of Transperineal Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsies

Posted by BK Medical on Dec 11, 2013 12:00:00 PM


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
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Topics: Urology, Prostate Biopsy

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