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New robotic cancer surgery techniques

New robotic cancer surgery techniques

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Percy Buenaventura, MD, is the Director of Thoracic Surgical Oncology at WellSpan Health's York Hospital. In the video below, he explains new minimally-invasive chest surgery techniques with high-definition video cameras and high-tech robots.

Chest surgery can be a particularly painful for patients, but these techniques significantly reduce pain as they can perform the procedure without opening the entire chest wall.  These new robots and scopes also increase the quality of care a patient receives and ultimately increase patient outcomes.

Learn more about da Vinci minimally-invasive surgery

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#2 FacingCancer 2011-07-18 10:01
Brenda, I think it's truly incredible how far the technology has come to help people. Thanks for sharing your story!
#1 Brenda Neff 2011-07-18 00:46
The cystectomy & urinary diversion was performed by two doctors and a robot, Drs. Christian Pavlovich and Edward James Wright as well as the DaVinci robot. This was done at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

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