Thursday, August 28, 2014

Robotics expert to discuss prostate cancer treatment at seminar on March 28

R.MadiAUGUSTA, Ga. – Robotic surgery is fast becoming the standard of care at hospitals all over the world.

“That’s because robotic technology offers surgeons better vision, more range of motion and greater precision, factors that are particularly important in delicate cancer surgeries,” said Dr. Rabii Madi, Director of the Center for Advanced Robotic Surgery at Georgia Regents Medical Center.

Madi, a urologic oncologist, is renowned in the surgical treatment of prostate, kidney and bladder cancers and is one of only a few physicians nationwide who perform robotic salvage prostatectomy, which is often necessary when prostate cancer recurs after radiation treatment. He also pioneered single-setting robotic surgery for patients who have both prostate and kidney cancer.

He will discuss these procedures at a free seminar “Prostate Cancer: From Diagnosis to Treatment” from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 28 at the Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.

Madi has performed more than 400 robotic surgeries and published more than 40 scientific abstracts and articles on the topic. His expertise also includes single-incision kidney removals.

Refreshments will be served at the seminar. To register, please call 706-721-7942, or visit gru.edu/robotics.

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