Your health is our number one priority and we want to ensure that your urologic needs are addressed, particularly for procedures or surgical cases that were postponed and are now becoming time-sensitive. We are now able to safely schedule and perform cases that had been delayed due to COVID-19 concerns. Additionally, by taking advantage of telemedicine (video) visits, you now have more options to see your urologist than ever before. While many of your needs can be successfully managed through video visits, you should be assured that we have implemented the most effective infection prevention policies for our patients and staff so that you can feel safe when coming in to our locations for care. Call 310-794-7700 to schedule your visit today. For more Telemedicine information > UCLA Health news release >
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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Almost 81,000 new cases of bladder cancer will be diagnosed in 2020, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men, but it's less common in women. Finding bladder cancer early often allows for more successful, personalized treatment options. So, knowing the warning signs is key. Learn more about bladder cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and clinical trials >
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