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What does the future hold for robotics in medicine? (92Y Panel with Weill Cornell Medicine)

What does the future hold for robotics in medicine?

Medical experts from Weill Cornell Medicine discuss this fascinating topic. Joining us for this panel are Cheguevara Afaneh, MD; T. Sloane Guy, MD; Jim Hu, MD; Jeffrey Port, MD; Douglas Scherr, MD; and Joel Stein, MD, with moderator Dr. Max Gomez from WCBS-TV.

The past decade has produced tremendous advances in the use of robotics across clinical areas, vastly expanding the horizons of disease management.

Timothy McClure

Dr. Timothy McClure joined Brady Urology as a full time faculty member during the summer of 2016, providing his expertise to both the Departments of Urology & Radiology. Dr. McClure is an expert in imaging, image-guided therapy, and the minimally invasive treatment of urologic disease. Dr. McClure brings a unique training background to the department as he is not only a urologist, but also a board-certified radiologist who is fellowship trained in vascular and interventional radiology. Dr.

Douglas Scherr

Urologic oncology is a multidisciplinary field that incorporates innovative surgical technology, systemic treatments such as chemotherapy, as well as a focused research effort.  As a Professor of Urology and the Clinical Director of Urologic Oncology, I continually interact with colleagues in the areas of medical oncology, radiation oncology, and pathology, among others, in order to provide the most comprehensive and innovative care for our patients with prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer.

Bladder Cancer - Treatment Options

Bladder cancer treatment is dependent on the depth of invasion through the bladder wall. Superficial bladder cancers are treated by resection through the urethra, known as transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT). Under general anesthesia, a scope is inserted into the urethra to navigate the anatomic tube through which the urine exits the body.

Bladder Cancer - Symptoms & Evaluation

Bladder cancer most commonly presents with blood in the urine, or hematuria. Hematuria is classified as either visible by eye, which is gross hematuria, or under microscopic laboratory examination, microscopic hematuria. Depending on the amount of blood in the urine, the urine may appear yellow, orange, brown, dark or bright red. Bladder cancer may cause burning or discomfort with urination and/or more frequent urination. In addition, bladder cancer may cause obstruction of the urinary system, leading to flank pain and discomfort.

Bladder Cancer - Risks & Causes

Smoking is the most significant risk factor for bladder cancer, increasing the risk for bladder cancer approximately three-fold compared to non-smokers. Older age is also associated with a greater risk for bladder cancer, as the average age at diagnosis is 73 years. In addition, there is an association with race, as whites are approximately twice as likely to develop bladder cancer compared to other races.

Bladder Cancer

Men are three to four times more likely than women to be diagnosed with bladder cancer. The most common type of bladder cancer is transitional cell carcinoma, comprising 90% of all bladder cancers. Transitional cell carcinomas are staged according to the depth of bladder wall invasion, which also has bearing on treatment options. Superficial transitional cell carcinomas are in the lining of the bladder and have not invaded the deeper bladder muscle wall, whereas muscle invasive cancers have penetrated this layer and are more likely to spread. 

Brady Urologic Health Center

The Brady Urologic Health Center is located within an 8,000 square foot suite on the ninth floor of the Starr Pavilion at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is composed of a close-knit team of physicians, working together to provide treatment for the broad spectrum of urologic conditions.

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