Dr. Keith Kowalczyk answers commonly asked questions about prostate and kidney cancer, including the use of robotic surgery to treat both conditions.
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1. Introduction (00:00)
2. What is robotic surgery? (01:26)
3. Who performs robotic surgery, the robot or the doctor? (02:32)
4. Which patients do you see? (03:12)
5. What type of robotic surgery do urologists perform? (03:33)
6. Who is a candidate for robotic surgery? (04:05)
7. What are the advantages of robotic prostatectomy over traditional open surgery? (04:51)
8. What are the complications of robotic prostatectomy? (05:50)
9. What are the advantages of robotics in kidney surgery? (06:50)
10. What are the treatment options for kidney cancer? (07:32)
11. How has robotic surgery improved the treatment for kidney cancer? (08:19)
12. What is the benefit of Firefly Fluorescence Imaging? (08:50)
13. Who should receive Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer? (10:46)
14. Why should a patient come to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital? (12:39)