A Grandmother is Cancer Free After Robotic Surgery Performed by Sam Bhayani, MD
Washington University urologists, Sam Bhayani
, MD, and Brian Benway, MD use robotic surgery to treat kidney cancer
Washington University urologists, Sam Bhayani, MD, and Brian Benway, MD use robotic surgery to treat kidney cancer
Above, Pangolin Pictures films Dr. Sam Bhayani
explains how the da Vinci robot operates.
Essentially, we were able to keep both of her
kidneys," said Dr. Bhayani
seems to think that he
got everything to where I won't have to take any chemo or radiation and that it's cured.
Sam Bhayani, MD,
urologist and chief medical officer at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
(BJWCH), and his
colleagues have pioneered use of the
robot for kidney cancer surgery.
Rather than a major incision in traditional open surgeries, da Vinci technology allows for small incisions which are based on the robot's arms, two of which hold surgical instruments while a third is a camera allowing a surgeon seated at a nearby computer console to see inside the body.
While the patient lies on the operating room table, the surgeon controls the arms holding surgical instruments steady inside the body.
"We are so pleased to be able to offer our community complex robotic surgery," Dr. Bhayani
Image: Left to right, Marsha Czech, CRNA; Leighann Schmidt, RN, da Vinci resource nurse; Dr. Bhayani; and Raven Casey, scrub tech, are crucial members of the da Vinci surgery team at BJWCH.