Sandy Kyrkostas was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2013 and given a dire prognosis. Sandy's perseverance and a dream team of oncologists & surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (including Dr. Douglas Scherr of Weill Cornell Urology) have led to defied odds.
Sandy's cancer spread to the bladder. After a series of medical and surgical treatments, Dr. Scherr performed robotic surgery to remove cancer from Sandy's bladder.
Today, he is disease-free. Learn more about Sandy's inspiring story:
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.
After surviving pediatric cancer, Frank Paternoster and his family share his deeply moving story. Weill Cornell Medicine provided him with world-class expertise in cancer care along with a team of physicians who kept Frank and his family connected through every step of his treatment.
Watch the moving story, featuring 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.