Dr.David B. Samadi M.D. and Dr. Simon Hall M.D. summarize after their prostate cancer questions and answers session on DaVinci robotic prostatectomy surgery, Intuitive Surgical and robotic prostatectomy recovery.This is one in a series of 10 video...
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Dr. David B. Samadi: It's been a great privilege and honor to come to you live here at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. I would like to, for you to know that as a patient, when you are coming to this environment, you are coming to a personable environment. The staff are going to hold your hands, you are not alone. We are going to take you from this stressful time of hearing that you have cancer to the time where your cancer is removed, having all the options ahead of you with patients with high risk cancer, where you may heed radiation; that option is available to you. I would like to thank my colleague here, Dr. Simon Hall for helping me with this live webcast. I would like to thank Mount Sinai Medical Center for creating a warm home for me and certainly my family and my patients, and finally I would like to appreciate what Intuitive Surgical has done by developing and updating the technology that in the hands of surgeons have given the quality of life that we are all looking for. What's the take home message? You need to be having the background in open surgery. You have to be a trained surgical oncologist. It's important to have a laparoscopic skills, that would be a bridge between the open and robotic surgery. When you bring it all together and when you see the marriage of the three fields in one surgeon, I think a lot of our patients are seeking our expertise, coming from all over the world for that reason. In case you need to switch hats, we like to have that comfort. Thank you so much. Be well and have a great evening. Dr. Simon Hall: So, as moderator, again I want to thank my colleague, Dr. Samadi, for being here today and for the audience, whether you are patients or urologists interested in this technique. I think, from my standpoint, the take home message here is that we have a wonderful technology that again, we will have to remember that what's important is the person who is operating the technology, that sticking to the principles of surgical oncology that we have learned since the 1980s, keeping very low blood and nerve sparing, that that can be translated to the robot. So patients will have the absolute best quality oncological surgery and have the benefits of going home quickly and having no issues of blood loss. So again, thank you very much everyone for being here today.

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