Items Tagged ‘robotic surgery’

Advancing state-of-the-art surgical and interventional technology

August 3, 2016

Advancing state-of-the-art surgical and interventional technology

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

Like all doctors, surgeons need to stay abreast of their field, but for them, doing so is complicated by the need to learn – and be adept at using – constantly evolving surgical technologies. They need a place to learn in a non-life-and-death situation. That’s where UCLA’s CASIT comes in. CASIT stands for the Center […]

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Tags: CASIT, Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology, Dr. Carmack Holmes, image-guided intervention, interventional technology, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, surgical education, surgical simulation, telemedicine, telesurgery


September 20, 2013

Kidney Cancer Robotic Surgery – Ilijas’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

  lija’s Story – Partial Nephrectomy using Advanced Robotic Surgery Ilija Sakota’s left kidney was removed due to cancer in 2004. Last year, his right kidney was diagnosed as cancerous. “This news about cancer in my right kidney, it hit me,” Sakota says. Losing his remaining kidney would mean that Sakota would have to spend […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Jim Hu, partial nephrectomy, robotic surgery


September 21, 2011

Robotic Surgery to Correct Pelvic-Organ Prolapse

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Pelvic-organ prolapse is a fairly common condition that affects some 50 percent of all women in the United States as they age. For Pam McFarlane, the feeling was like “your internal organs are about to fall out onto the sidewalk.” The problem occurs when the vaginal wall, which supports adjoining organs including the vagina, […]

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Tarnay, patient stories, robotic surgery