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A Doctor’s Diagnosis

One million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year, and that includes medical professionals. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bill Stetson opens up about being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Lifescript | Health, With Heart

September 22, 2015 Making Sense of a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

What to Do If You Learn You Have This Common Male Cancer. A prostate cancer diagnosis can be scary, but it’s important to understand your options. Read on to learn about this common male cancer and treatment choices, from “watchful waiting” to surgery…

Renal & Urology News | World Review for Urologists & Nephrologists

February 3, 2009 Cooling May Improve RALP Outcomes

Pelvic cooling during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RALP) may improve urological outcomes, according to researchers at the University of California at Irvine (UCI)….

Orange County Register article

December 13, 2007 Call him Dr. Robot, the man who saves lives with machines

Man’s best friend in operating room sometimes has a mechanical arm. Dr. Thomas Ahlering uses and helps with the development of the da Vinci robot, which he relies on for about 200 prostate surgeries each year.

Newsweek article

December 12, 2005 Cutting Edge

Medical progress is measured in many ways. As robotic surgery comes of age, Katrina’s victims struggle to find the most basic care. A look ahead.”They didn’t believe any of it,” Menon says of some peers. “It just seemed too good to be true.” But a year later, Dr. Thomas Ahlering, chief of urological oncology at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, published similar findings in the journal Urology using 120 of his own patients. And the tide began to turn.” Dr. Menon and a few others showed excellent results with the da Vinci, and then they showed that their results are reproducible,” says Dr. Reza Ghavamian, director of urologic oncology at New York’s Montefiore Medical Center… “There’s no question this [system] has revolutionized the surgery.”