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Florida Surgeon Demonstrates Kidney Sparing Cancer Treatment in Live Surgical Webcast
Date:3/11/2010

By observing a laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation procedure live, and seeing first hand the benefits to patients, Sarasota Memorial Urologist Robert Carey, MD, hopes more surgeons will embrace less invasive cancer treatments.

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) March 11, 2010 -- Surgical removal of the kidney is the most common treatment for renal cell cancer, a type of cancer typically resistant to radiation and chemotherapy. But some of the nation’s leading urologists are proving that less aggressive surgery that removes the cancer cells and spares the kidney can be equally effective ... and result in a better quality of life.

Today, Sarasota Memorial Urologist Robert Carey, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., was one of two nationally recognized surgeons to perform minimally invasive cancer surgeries – laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of a kidney tumor and cryoablation on a prostate – and broadcast the procedures live via the Internet from their respective operating rooms to physicians at the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association’s annual meeting in Miami (http://www.sesaua.org/meetings/2010/default.aspx). Carey and his partner Daniel Kaplon, M.D., performed the surgery in a specially equipped OR at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla. (http://www.smh.com)

“By observing the procedures live, and seeing first hand the benefits to our patients, we’re hoping more urologists will embrace newer, less invasive surgical techniques,” said Carey. “For some patients, a traditional open surgery can cause greater morbidity and complications. A minimally invasive approach is their best chance of not only surviving an operation, but also mainta
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