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UCLA Urology completed its first single-port robotic surgery, 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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Dr. Efe Chantal Ghanney Simons, urology fourth year resident, is the inaugural winner of the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Award, a new honor bestowed jointly by the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) and The Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS). This award is to be given annually for the pursuit of a career in surgery that is in alignment with the missions of AWS and SBAS. Dr. Simons is focusing her residency research year on issues of social justice and health disparities in urology. Congratulations! UCLA Health Newsroom >
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