David B. Samadi, M.D., a world renowned urologic oncologist, discusses his breakthrough robotic surgery techniques, following an OR Live Webcast. His proprietary techniques spare nerves, tissues, and organs responsible for sexual function and continence. To date, Dr. Samadi has performed over 1,500 robotic prostate surgeries and the results are quite pleasing for his patients.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2008 -- Dr. David Samadi, Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, got into very specific details, with demonstration videos, about conducting robotic surgery during a recent OR-Live webcast. Samadi explained some of his own specialized techniques he's developed from doing more than 1,500 robotic prostatectomies.
One of the great advantages of robotic surgery, according to Dr. Samadi, is nerve sparing. Nerve sparing is crucial for retaining sexual function since severing or damaging the cavernous nerves causes erectile dysfunction. These nerves course laterally along the prostate and rectum and provide nerve connections to the proximal penis deep in the pelvis. If they are damaged, erectile function is, too. Put simply, preserving the cavernous nerves preserves sexual potency. There are treatments for erectile dysfunction resulting from radical prostatectomies but every patient, of course, wants to retain natural sexual function after prostate surgery.
The robotic surgery technique inadvertently spares the nerves responsible for sexual function as well as continence. Since there is no blood in the operation field in robotic surgery, D
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