Robotic Urologic Surgery
Many hospitals now offer robotic surgery for common urologic procedures. However, the success of robotic surgery depends not just on the availability of state-of-the-art robotic equipment but much more on the experience and skill of the surgeon.
Temple is a regional leader in robotic-assisted surgery, assisting other urology programs in the area with their most difficult cases and teaching advanced robotic techniques to urologists throughout the mid-Atlantic region. We routinely perform complex procedures that are not offered and cannot be performed anywhere else in the region, including other tertiary and academic medical centers.
At Temple, our robotic urologic surgery program is led by Daniel D. Eun, MD, one of the nation's authorities on minimally invasive treatments for urologic cancer and reconstructive surgeries of the prostate, kidney, adrenal gland, testis, bladder, and ureter. Dr. Eun has personally performed well over 1,000 robotic surgeries and he routinely evaluates and operates on the most complicated and high-risk patients, many whom are referred in from hours away due to their challenging surgical issues. Many of these patients are morbidly obese, have multiple prior operations or prior radiation and have been told by their surgeons that a minimally invasive operation is not a good option. Surgeons from across the world attend his training sessions to learn about the newest robotic standards. He has also lectured and taught extensively worldwide and has performed many different types of demonstration surgeries to teach countless private practice and academic physicians across multiple specialties.
We encourage all patients considering surgery for urologic cancer or other serious conditions to talk about their minimally invasive options with the Temple Urologic Surgery team.
Patient Story - Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer
Katie's husband had a family history of prostate cancer and when his PSA began to rise quickly, they knew he would require surgery:
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