Nearly half of all men will experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), by the age of 60. Learn about four treatments.
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For some patients, the term “robotic surgery” may still bring to mind images more like science fiction than medicine. In reality, it’s become a common practice, with the number of “robotics assisted” surgeries nationwide exceeding 400,000 last year and continuing to increase annually, according to industry statistics.
To put a particular misconception to rest: a robot does not perform the surgery. Rather, the surgeon performs the procedure with miniaturized instruments, guiding the robotic arms using a magnified three-dimensional image of the surgical field. The system replicates the surgeon’s movements in real time.
Robotic surgery provides a high tech treatment alternative for many conditions, including prostate, kidney and bladder cancers as well as pelvic prolapse for women.
Among medical specialties, urology embraced the possibilities of robotic surgery very early and as a result, remains on the leading edge of technology. Physicians at The Urology Group have performed thousands of robotic procedures and have developed a reputation as national leaders in the technology.
Robotic surgery will continue to become more prevalent as a treatment option. With the expertise the physicians at The Urology Group have built, patients who need surgery can have confidence that this high tech procedure will feature the human touch.
Those of us in good health may see life as a glass half full. But if we want to stay healthy, that glass should be empty. Water makes up two-thirds of the human body, so we need to keep the liquid flowing. Good hydration is necessary to balance salts and sugars, to lubricate joints and…
Testicular cancer is rare but is more prominent in younger men. Self-examinations is the first step to detection.