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Galileo
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   Posted 9/5/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
My wife was watching Ace of Cakes (Food Network) today and they were creating a cake version of a Da Vinci robot for a urologist. It's a groom's cake.
You can see the video segment on the Intuitive website: www.intuitivesurgical.com/corporate/newsroom/videos/aceofcakes.aspx
Galileo

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) Jan-Mar 2007
PSA 9/2007 and thereafter <0.1
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tatt2man
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   Posted 9/5/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Galileo-
thanks for the link to the clip - it is one of my favourite shows on TV -

BUT - it did not mention two words in the entire segment - PROSTATE CANCER

- were the producers afraid of a negative response from the viewing audience ..
" ... eeew! a cake that does that? - eeew! change the channel ..." ???

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BRONSON
Age: 54 -gay with spouse, Steve - live in Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/2009 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/2009- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/2009
Pathology: pT3a- gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
Post Surgery-PSA: April 8, 2010 - 0.05 -I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA: Sept 23, 2010 -TBA

Galileo
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   Posted 9/5/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, you've got a point. That's undoubtedly the main use by the doctor in the show, a urologist. And maybe that's a choice the producers made intentionally--but they didn't flinch from jokes about "operating on MY urology!"

But it's used for a ton of other surgeries as well. Urologists operate on kidneys all the time with Da Vinci. Other surgeons do kidney transplants, mitral valve replacement (a co-worker of mine had a Da Vinci valve job).

tatt2man
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   Posted 9/5/2010 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Galileo - I wasn't aware of that - I thought it was a single-use specific device - PCa - that is why there was so much hype about using it instead of open surgery ( get their money back for the investment).
thanks
BRONSON

Post Edited (tatt2man) : 9/5/2010 8:32:45 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 9/5/2010 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
My uro/surgeon has trouble booking the DaVinci for my Prostate - it is used for a lot of other surgeries, many female types. I was lucky - got in after only a 2 month wait. Normal is 5-6.

Swimom
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   Posted 9/5/2010 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
The DiVinci was originally designed to do thorasic and renal surgery on peds patients.
Kinda like sildenafil...it too was a peds drug when it was first developed.
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