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August 29, 2019: Your Health Matters: Giant leap forward for robotic surgery

Video Credit: 41 Action News
Published on August 29, 2019 - Duration: 02:43s
Giant leap forward for robotic surgery
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August 29, 2019: Your Health Matters: Giant leap forward for robotic surgery

PARK, IS THE FIRSTHOSPITAL IN THE REGIONTO USE THE UPGRADEDTECHNOLOGY.IT'S CALLED THE DAVINCIS-P.AND A LEAWOODPROSTATE-CANCERPATIENT IS THE FIRSTPERSON TO GO--- UNDERTHE ROBOTIC KNIFEChristian Hettinger, Urologist,Menorah Medical CenterMr. Sheldon Singer, PatientTHIS DOCTOR-PATIENTRELATIONSHIP ...NOWINCLUDES... A ROBOT.MEET THE DAVINCI SP.THE S-P STANDS FORSINGLE PORT.THIS IS THE MOSTSOPHISTICATED ROBOTICSURGICAL TECHNOLOGYON THE PLANET--AND RIGHT NOW THEONLY PLACE IN THEMIDWEST -- WHERE IT'SBEING USED --- ISMENORAH MEDICALCENTER.5:31:23 to 5:31:40Christian Hettinger, Urologist,Menorah Medical CenterThe robot that we've beenusing to this point requiresfour separate inisions to getallof the instraments into apatients abdomen to do thesurgery.The single port robot hacndenced tha down to onesingle incision that we can getall of our instraments for trobot through.SHELDON SINGER HAD HCANCEROUS-PROSTATEREMOVED THIS MONTH--WITH THE NEW DAVINCIS-P5:43:37Mr. Sheldon Singer, PatientI am amazed at how quickly Ihave recovered in mostsenses.DOCTOR CHRISTIANHETTINGEA UROLOGIST ATMENORAH, WAS AT THECONTROLS OF THE DAVINCIS-P.HE HAS PERFORMEDHUNDREDS OF SURGERIESUSING OLDER-MODELROBOTS.HE PREFERS THE DIVINCISP5:32:02 to 5:32:17Christian Hettinger, Urologist,Menorah Medical CenterSo for some of the surgerywe made very large incisionsin the past ---and thatprolonged recovery andincresed pain and now to getthat all down to one tiny littleincision has really changedwhat we do.5:33:02 to 5:33:14Christian Hettinger, Urologist,Menorah Medical CenterWe start off by scrubbing inlike a normal surgery to placethe robot into the abdomenAfter we do that then I scrubout and I sit down to controlthe robot from that pointforward .5:35:24 to 5:35:46Christian Hettinger, Urologist,Menorah Medical CenterYou can see in 3 dimensionsthrough the robot so it givesyou depth perception that youloose with regular laprascopicsurgery.

You also geextremely fine control of theinstraments that laprascopsurgery does not afford you.ONE SMALL INCISION --MEANS PATIENTSRECOVER FASTER5:41:13Mr. Sheldon Singer, PatientI mean I can't do anystrenuous exercise; but I don'thave any eating restrictions, Idon't have any drivingrestrictions.

I mean one ofmy friends had this and hecouldn't drive, they wouldn'tlethim drive for a month.AND THEY DON'T NEED ASMUCH PAIN MEDICINE.5:40:44Mr. Sheldon Singer, PatientI mean literally 2 days aftersurgery I was walking aroundin the neighborhood and Ionly took the pain killer Ithinkthe first day after surgery.A GREAT OUTCOME FORPHYSICIAN..5:33:12Christian Hettinger, Urologist,Menorah Medical CenterIt's always nice to see all thepaitents benefit from it... AND THE PATIENT....5:45:57Mr. Sheldon Singer, PatientTruthfully I feel like I got mylife backSINGER is ENCOURAGINGFAMILY AND FRIENDS TOGET THEIRPSA TESTED..AND IF THEYNEED PROSTATE-SURGERY..SINGER ISRECOMMENDING ---ROBOTIC SURGERY.

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