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Robotic Urologic Surgery-Mayo Clinic

Posted by @LeeAase in Kidney & Bladder, Jul 1, 2011

Benign prostate hyperplasia, or BPH, is a common condition that men develop as they age. The main symptom is the need to make frequent trips to the bathroom. In extreme cases, complications such as painful bladder stones can develop. Traditional treatment for these cases meant a big incision and several days in the hospital. But now doctors are using minimally invasive robots to perform this operation. Let's go to Mayo Clinic to find out what the technology means for patients.

Tags: tech, Urology, Matthew Clark PhD, Medical Edge, BPH, treatment, Robotic Surgery

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