Robotic Surgery

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Robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical® System is the most advanced method of performing many urologic procedures. During a type of minimally invasive surgery known as laparoscopic surgery, we operate through a few small incisions instead of a large open incision. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables us to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Using the latest in surgical and robotic technologies, the state-of-the-art da Vinci System is beneficial for performing complex and delicate surgeries to treat numerous medical conditions in men and women. We are 100 percent in control of the da Vinci System, which translates our hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. 

Robotic surgery involves great precision. Compared to conventional open surgery, robotic surgery allows for less pain, faster recovery, less blood loss, fewer side effects and better long-term results. 

In men, robotic surgery has been so successful in radical prostatectomy that in the United States it is now the number one treatment for prostate cancer. The advantages of nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy surgery include fewer side effects such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction.  A simple robotic prostatectomy can be used in the treatment of BPH.

In both men and women, robotic surgery has been successful in treating urological issues including kidney disease, bladder conditions and adrenal tumors.

Our Experienced Surgeons

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Brian D. Rosenthal, DO, FACOS

Dr. Rosenthal has a special interest in robotics and minimally invasive urologic surgery for tumors of the kidney, ureter and prostate as well as non-malignant urologic diseases. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Philadelphia magazine, U.S. News & World Report and Main Line Today. Dr. Rosenthal sees patients at the East Norriton office.

 

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Before earning his medical degree and completing surgical and urology residencies, Dr. May earned a master’s degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. He is experienced in using laparoscopic and robotic surgery for prostate cancer. Dr. May sees patients in our East Norriton office.

 

DrSchellato Labcoat - smallTia Schellato, DO, FACOS

Dr. Schellato offers comprehensive care in the Center for Continence and Pelvic Care. She offers special expertise in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for treatment of incontinence and pelvic pain. Dr. Schellato sees patients in our offices on the campuses of Jeannes and Hahnemann hospitals in Philadelphia.

 

DrTarry Pro 96dpiSusan Tarry, MD, FACS

Dr. Tarry is fellowship trained in reconstruction surgery and specializes in robotic procedures. She treats the entire range of urologic diseases and conditions: kidney, prostate and bladder cancer, pelvic floor prolapse, interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder, urethral stricture disease and kidney stones. Dr. Tarry is experienced with using robotic surgery for complex cases and procedures not widely available. She sees patients in Bala Cynwyd and on the campus of Hahnemann University Hospital

 

DrSchanne Labcoat - smallFrancis Schanne, MD, FACS

Dr. Schanne has a special interest in using robotic surgery to treat prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. He was the first urologist in Delaware to perform nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy, nephrectomy, cystectomy, fistula repair and other procedures. He is experienced with using robotic surgery for complex cases and procedures not widely available. Dr. Schanne sees patients at our office on the campus of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.