Category: Dr Savatta and hospitals

  • Saint Clare’s Hospital Celebrates Facility Opening – Hopatcong, NJ Patch

    Additionally, real-time integrated video and communications systems from Black Diamond Video will place Saint Clare’s in the company of renowned health care organizations with the same technology, such as Cleveland Clinic, Duke, Mass General and Yale, among other select hospitals nationally. via Saint Clare’s Hospital Celebrates Facility Opening – Hopatcong, NJ Patch.   I have […]

  • Robotic Inguinal Hernia Surgery at the time of Robotic Prostatectomy

    Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery, Volume 1, Number 4 / February, 2008 Conclusion Urological surgeons should be encouraged to perform a thorough inguinal exam during preoperative evaluation and intraoperatively to detect subclinical hernias. Inguinal herniorrhaphy done concurrently at the time of RALP is safe, with no added morbidity and should be routinely performed. This is […]

  • Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Study

    Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery, Volume 2, Number 3 / September, 2008 Conclusions We report a large, multi-institutional series of RPN for renal tumors, confirming safety and feasibility reported in previous small, single-institution studies. Although we report the initial experience in RPN at each center, immediate oncologic results and perioperative outcomes approached those of more […]

  • Surgeon and hospital volume linked to radical prostatectomy outcomes

    Source: MedWire News “Briefly, higher hospital and surgeon volumes are associated with a decreased risk of most in-hospital complications after RP,” the team concludes. They add: “These associations are statistically significant and likely to be clinically important, especially if doubling hospital or surgical volume can lead to an 8% to 9% decrease in the rate […]

  • Robotic Renal Symposium

    First Annual Worldwide Robotic Renal Symposium I had the honor of being selected on the faculty for the 1st robotic conference dedicated to kidney surgery. This should be an excellent conference for urologists who are performing robotic surgery for prostate cancer and would like to learn about current techniques for kidney surgery including partial nephrectomy. […]

  • Robotic surgery summary- October/November 2007

    In October and November I performed 46 robotic surgeries, including 35 dvPs, 4 partial nephrectomies, 2 nephrectomies, 2 radical cystectomies including a bladder replacement in a woman, 1 simple prostatectomy, a stone procedure to remove a large left kidney stone, and a removal of a piece of ureter and re-implant for ureteral cancer. The most […]

  • Thank you to my NJ physician colleagues

    I was honored to be chosen as a top physician in NJ by my peers. This meant a lot to me after being in practice in NJ for only 4 1/2 years. I want to congratulate my partners who shared in this honor: Dr. Eric Seaman and Dr. Yithak Berger. Click picture for readable size.

  • My Robotic nephrectomy on you tube?

    As my friends and readers know, in May of 2007 I performed a live right kidney and adrenal gland removal for intuitive surgical. This was telecast to the AUA conference in Anaheim. My hospital helped me edit the video which I did a voice-over for and made into a nice 7 minute piece. I was […]

  • Robotic surgery summary- September 2007

    In September I performed 19 operations including 13 dvPs. One simple prostatectomy was combined with a left inguinal hernia repair. This was the first time I had performed this combination, although I have performed close to 50 hernia repairs at the time of dvP. The new thing to report is an improvement in continence that […]

  • Robotic surgery summary- July/August 2007

    For the summer months I had the pleasure of inviting my new associate, Dr. Brent Yanke, into our practice. We spent July together and he is now on his own performing most of his robotic surgery. He was well trained at Thomas Jefferson and had participated in over 100 robotic operations. In July and August […]