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Karmanos Cancer Center Surgeon is Michigan's First to Perform Transoral Robotic Surgery on Patients
Date:5/12/2010

DETROIT, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgeons who perform procedures to remove head and neck cancers often work for six to eight hours on what is typically major, invasive surgery, which many times comes with facial disfigurement and debilitating side effects for the patient.

Ho-Sheng Lin, M.D., F.A.C.S., leader of the Head and Neck Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit, is the first surgeon in Michigan to use the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform minimally-invasive surgeries on head and neck cancer patients who visit the center for treatment.

For patient Robert Spears, 70, of Detroit, there was no hesitation on his part when it came to choosing the minimally-invasive method.

"Using the robotic surgery was great because it kept my features intact," he said. "Robotic surgery was my No. 1 choice."

Spears is one of the patients whom Dr. Lin has operated on since he began performing surgeries using the da Vinci® Surgical System for head and neck cancers a year ago. Da Vinci has been used to treat prostate, urologic and gynecologic cancers in the past. It was approved by the FDA in January for surgery on the tonsils, base of tongue, supraglottis and pharyngeal wall.

"The da Vinci® Surgical System has made major changes in how we operate on head and neck cancer patients," Dr. Lin said. "In the past, we would be reluctant to operate on many of the patients with cancer involving the back part of the throat and voice box because of the high degree of morbidity associated with this type of surgery. We would typic
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