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Dr. Huang Discusses Robotic Surgery for Bladder Cancer

William C. Huang, MD, associate professor, department of Urology, co-director, Robotics Program, Chief Urology Service, Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Health, discusses robotic surgery in the treatment of bladder cancer.

William C. Huang, MD, associate professor, department of Urology, co-director, Robotics Program, Chief Urology Service, Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Health, discusses robotic surgery in the treatment of bladder cancer.

Huang says that a lot of the application of the robotic techniques used for bladder cancer were adopted from the prostate cancer. For example, the lymphadenectomy—which was already being used in prostate cancer—is now used in the treatment of bladder cancer, but is done through robotic surgery.

Since the removal of the bladder requires the removal of the prostate as well, bladder cancer surgery was already familiar to the robotic surgeons working with prostate cancer, explains Huang. This makes the transition from robotic surgery in prostate cancer to robotic surgery in bladder cancer smoother and less intimidating.

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