Robotic surgery summary- May/June 2007

I have been neglectful during the summer with keeping up on my blog.
I will hope to catch up and keep my monthly postings of how things are going in my practice.
In May and June I performed 32 dvPs, a nephrectomy, a simple prostatectomy, and a partial nephrectomy.
The nephrectomy was the live telecast for intuitive surgical at the AUA.
The cystectomy was notable because it was the first time that my team and I did a closed urinary diversion. Traditionally, we have been performing the second half of the operation with a small incision. This time we made an ileal conduit with the daVinci robot as well.
The simple prostatectomy was my 10th, giving me one of the worlds largest experience.