Did you know… - da Vinci® Prostatectomy is the #1 choice for treatment of localized prostate cancer in the United States, and is rapidly being chosen by more men, as well as their doctors, worldwide. da Vinci Prostatectomy is a minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical procedure that removes the cancerous prostate gland and related structures. The board certified physicians at Wichita Urology Group in Wichita, KS are specialty trained in da Vinci procedures.
- Click below to listen to Dr. Gregory Byrd talking to KQAM about prostate cancer awareness
- Watch Dr. Jeffery Davis talk about Prostate Cancer Screening on
- The great prostate cancer "hoax": A call to arms
(05/05, Henrey Rosevear MD):
"I recently read a very disturbing book that I wanted to share with everyone, as it presented a point of view that I, as a urologist, do not commonly encounter. “The Great Prostate Hoax: How Big Medicine Hijacked the PSA Test and Caused a Public Health Disaster,” by Richard Ablin and Ronald Piana (Palgrave Macmillan) was only recently published, but a quick Google search shows just how much publicity it is receiving"
- Dr. Jeffery Davis wrote for MD News:
"Committed to Advanced Urologic Care"
- AUA Position Statement on Testosterone Therapy
The American Urological Association (AUA) has followed closely the recent media attention regarding reports that testosterone therapy increases cardiovascular events in men as well as the FDA's stated intent to review cardiovascular risk with this treatment in men with hypogonadism ....
- Testosterone Therapy and Cardiovascular Risks
A position statement by the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc (SMSNA)
- A featured research from UCLA on Science Daily shines light on the benefit of robotic-assisted prostate surgery in controlling prostate cancer
- Dr. Gregory Byrd wrote for MD News: " Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer"
- Position Statement on Mesh Midurethral Slings for Stress Urinary Incontinence, by American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU)
- Wichita Urology Announces New Radiation Oncology Center At Wilson Estate (WICHITA, KS) , Laham Development has announced plans for a new radiation oncology center at Wilson Estates. The Wichita Urology Group will open Advanced Cancer Therapies, a state of the art cancer facility, in the spring of 2014.
- Prostate Cancer Infolink (8/29, Chuck) blogged, "Payers tell PBRT centers that they need better data to justify high prices"
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- Dr. George Zakharia Wrote for Doc Talk section in Wichita Eagle: "Why Men Need Regular Screening For Prostate Trouble"
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- Wichita Urology physicians support the Choosing Wisely® campaign
- NPR (10/29/2012, Stein) "Pricey Prostate Cancer Therapy Raises Questions About Safety, Cost"
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- Dr. Timothy A. Richardson Wrote for MD News: "Robotic Surgery"
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- Dr. Fadi N. Joudi Wrote for MD News: " Recommendation Against PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer Puts Men’s Lives at Risk" [ View Article ]
- WebMD (4/18, DeNoon) reports, "The study analyzed data from 6,666 men treated with IMRT, 6,310 men treated with 3D conformational therapy, and 684 men treated with proton beam therapy."
- HealthDay (4/18, Dotinga) reports that "proton therapy costs about $50,000 per patient, roughly twice as much as IMRT, study co-author" Dr. Ronald Chen "said."
- MedPage Today (4/18, Fiore) reports that the researchers found that "men who had IMRT were less likely to need additional cancer therapy (RR 0.81, 95% CI 0.73 to 0.89)." These patients "were also less likely to have gastrointestinal comorbidities (RR 0.91, 95% CI 0.86 to 0.96) and hip fractures (RR 0.78, 95% CI 0.65 to 0.93) than those who had conformal radiation therapy, although they were more likely to have erectile dysfunction (RR 1.12, 95% CI 1.03 to 1.20)." Men "who had proton therapy, on the other hand, didn't gain any advantages over IMRT patients in terms of mortality or additional cancer therapy -- but they did have a higher risk of gastrointestinal morbidity, the researchers found.
- "What patients should know about Prostate Cancer screening tests Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men in the United States, and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Early detection may save lives. Recent reports about prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing present conflicting information about the value of this critical prostate-cancer screening test. The benefits of regular screening and early detection should not be discounted in the overall population.
- Data show clinical advantages to robotic surgery - With a 3-D view and greater dexterity, the da Vinci surgical robot offers many advantages.
- ABC News Profile on da Vinci Surgery New research suggest doctors will perform better with robotic assistance.
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