UCLA Urology completed its first single-port robotic surgery in March of 2020, the first in Los Angeles to utilize this innovative technology. The da Vinci robotic systems utilize telemanipulation, which allows surgeons to remotely control instruments from a console, mimicking the movements of the human hand. The new SP (single-port) model is the most advanced of its kind, deploying three fully wristed instruments and a flexible camera through a single channel. Arnold Chin, MD, PhD, a UCLA urologic oncologist, used the new robotic system in a radical prostatectomy.
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UCLA Urology wants to let our patients know that we are doing everything possible to ensure your health and safety at this unusual time. As you know, risks to the public for the disease known as COVID-19 are significant. Local, state, and federal authorities have advised “social distancing” and restricted use of “elective surgery” in order to reduce the spread of the virus and maintain our hospital’s capacity to care for our community members. In response, we are scheduling or rescheduling many clinic visits as “telehealth visits,” which can be conducted from home. Read Full Message >
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month is held annually to call attention to a cancer that primarily effects young adult men. Almost 10,000 new cases of testicular cancer will be diagnosed in 2020, according to the American Cancer Society. Testicular cancer is usually curable, even in advanced cases, but self-exam is key for early diagnosis.
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