Men are increasingly seeking robotic surgery for prostate cancer given its benefits such as faster recovery and a quicker return to normal activity, according to a leading surgeon. Dr Hugo van der Merwe, from The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, says men with prostate cancer are conducting research and discovering that robotic surgery achieves improved cancer control, […]
The Urology Hospital celebrates 3 500 robotic procedures with the acquisition of its second da Vinci robot (the all-new Gen 4 X) – the first hospital on the African continent to reach this milestone. As Africa’s only centre of excellence in urology, having first acquired a surgical robot in 2013, the hospital consistently combines state-of-the-art
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Top surgeon, Dr Lance Coetzee, who has become the first urologist in SA to complete 1 000 robotic procedures, says robots are changing the face of cancer treatment and are helping save lives. “As robotic technology evolves into smaller, sleeker machines, they can perform even more precise procedures, saving many more lives,” said Dr Coetzee,
Urologist and accredited robotics surgeon, Dr Jos Strydom, recently performed his 100th robotic-assisted prostatectomy procedure. The da Vinci robotic surgical system helps enable a surgeon to perform minimally invasive surgery with an advanced set of instruments and a 3D high-definition view of the surgical area. https://urology.co.za/health-professionals/robotic-surgeons/
Robotic surgery has successfully been applied to over 2 000 major urological procedures at The Urology Hospital and is considered the future for medicine. Dr Kabo Ijane, who is Africa’s first black robotic surgeon, encourages his peers to embrace robotic surgery: Sourced from: https://www.cnbcafrica.com/
The Urology Hospital is proud to announce we have completed our 2 000th robotic-assisted procedure. Urologist, Dr L Coetzee, who is an accredited robotic surgeon performed the procedure, and Mr John Menasce was our patient.
Urologist, Dr Dirk Ligthelm (Right), who is an accredited robotic surgeon recently completed his 250th robotic-assisted prostatectomy procedure. The patient, Mr Greg Kuhn, was Dr Ligthelm’s 250th patient who underwent a robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy at The Urology Hospital.
Robotic Surgery is fast becoming the norm for prostatectomy procedures in South Africa because of the precision minimum invasive benefits for patients with prostate cancer. The Urology Hospital in Pretoria is by far the leader of this technology, having recently exceeded its 1000th case in just over a year. Of these, 100 were done by