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Robotic Surgery for Cancer Treatment

Synopsis
Robotic systems were first used to remove prostate cancer, then adapted for kidney cancer and bladder cancer procedures, which are more complex because of the variation in surgical anatomy, size and shape of tumours. The benefits of robotic surgery for a patient include decreased blood loss, nerve sparing and shorter hospital stay. This talk focuses on the latest advances in robotic surgery for the treatment of these cancers.
Speaker: Mark Gonzalgo, MD
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
patient education; robots; surgical techniques; cancer treatment

Online availability

URI
http://healthlibrary.stanford.edu/videolibrary/
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Kevin Morrison
Contributor
Mark Gonzalgo

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$29.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
51 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Stanford Health Video Library

Email
healthlibrary@stanfordmed.org
Web
http://healthlibrary.stanford.edu/videolibrary/ External site opens in new window
Address
G-2B Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto
CA 94304
USA
Notes
The Stanford Health Video Library features around 50 patient-education videos of prominent doctors presenting the latest health research in their area of specialism. The videos are between thirty and sixty minutes long and are offered as Quicktime or Windows Media Player files as well as for sale on DVD. Some are also available via iTunes.

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