Cedars-Sinai Experts Available for Interviews at American Urological Association Annual Meeting May 3-6

Physician-scientists from the Department of Urology at Cedars-Sinai will be attending the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting May 3-6 in San Antonio, Texas, and are available to discuss the latest research and innovations in urological care.

Robotic surgery expertise increases odds for those who battle stomach cancer like Toby Keith

Toby Keith, John Wayne and Fred Rogers are among many famous figures who passed from stomach cancer, a particularly deadly form of  cancer. Now, robotic surgery is improving the odds for cancer patients. Matthew Porembka, M.D. is part of a…

Urology Insights: Vision, Research and Education

Hyung L. Kim, MD, a leading urologic oncologist, skilled surgeon and accomplished researcher frequently funded by the National Institutes of Health, was recently selected to be the inaugural chair of the Department of Urology at Cedars-Sinai.

Smidt Heart Institute Experts to Lead Training Sessions at Society of Thoracic Surgeons Conference

Cardiothoracic surgeons and investigators from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai bring their leading-edge expertise in heart and lung surgery to the 59th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), Jan. 21-23, 2023, in San Diego.

UCSF Develops First of Its Kind Robotic Surgery Trial in Partnership with FDA

UCSF Health is recruiting patients for the only FDA-approved study of the use of single port robotic technology for colorectal surgery in the United States. UC San Francisco clinical investigators Ankit Sarin, MD, FACS, and Hueylan Chern, MD, initiated the study which will evaluate whether single port robot technology is more advantageous than the current multi-port technology used in colorectal surgery.

National Leader in Cardiac Surgery Quality and Research Joins Cedars-Sinai

Michael Bowdish, MD, MS, a national leader in cardiac surgery and among a handful of cardiac surgeons continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for a decade, has been appointed vice chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery in the Smidt Heart Institute.

Chula Excellence Cancer Center collabs with medical specialists from various fields to enhance treatment capabilities.

Chula now has an Excellence Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Cancer Center bringing together medical specialists from various areas of expertise to attend to cancer patients using the latest academic and technological know-how to enhance the quality of life and the possibilities of being cured for patients of all types of cancer.

The Mount Sinai Hospital Recognized as No. 4 on Newsweek’s World’s Best Smart Hospital 2021 List

The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 1 in the New York City metropolitan area and No. 4 globally among the most technologically advanced health care institutions on Newsweek’s list of “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2021.”

Post-Surgical Pain Relief Without Opioids

Clinician researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that patients don’t necessarily need opioids for pain relief following robotic prostatectomies. In a study published in the Journal of Robotic Surgery, the team found that strategic use of local anesthetic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) plus acetaminophen can effectively control post-surgical pain without narcotics.

Ocean Medical Center Names Mina M. Fam, M.D., Medical Director of Robotics Surgery Program

Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center is pleased to announce that Mina M. Fam, M.D., MBA, has been named medical director of the Center for Robotic Surgery. Dr. Fam is board certified in urology and is fellowship trained in urologic oncology. He specializes in all aspects of urologic cancer and robotic surgery offering the most advanced procedures for urologic cancers including prostate, kidney, and bladder cancers, adrenalectomy and nephrectomy, prostatectomy and urinary obstruction.

Surgery Milestone Reached for Rutgers Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Leader at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Urologic Oncology chief marks a major milestone in completing his 2,000th robotic prostatectomy at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility and one of the few hospitals in the state designated to teach surgeons about this technique.

Finding from a Johns Hopkins study challenges the belief that robotic surgery provides a favorable alternative to open surgery in frail patients

Minimally invasive surgical techniques are routinely promoted as alternatives to open surgery because of improved outcomes. However, the impact of robotic surgery on certain subsets of the population, such as frail patients, is poorly understood. Although minimally invasive surgical approaches have…

Expert Alert: Robotic repair offers benefits for many patients with leaky mitral valve

During each human heartbeat, four valves in the heart open and close once, moving blood through the heart’s chambers. But in some people, the flaps of the mitral valve between the heart’s left atrium and left ventricle do not work like they should. The opening may become narrow, or more commonly, the flaps may prolapse and not line up properly.