DuPage Medical Group Urologists Provide Progressive Robotic Surgery for Bladder Cancer

DOWN­ERS GROVE, Ill. — As a part of DuPage Med­ical Group’s (DMG) Inte­grat­ed Oncol­o­gy Pro­gram, uro­log­ic oncol­o­gists Drs. Amit R. Patel and Ranko Mio­ci­novic are per­form­ing lead­ing edge, robot­ic cys­tec­to­my surgery as a min­i­mal­ly inva­sive option for blad­der can­cer treat­ment. This min­i­mal­ly inva­sive pro­ce­dure involves remov­ing part, or all, of the blad­der, lymph node dis­sec­tion and uri­nary diver­sion through small key­hole incisions.

While sur­gi­cal cys­tec­to­my cas­es in the Chicagoland area are still pre­dom­i­nant­ly per­formed by open­ing the abdom­i­nal cav­i­ty, Drs. Mio­ci­novic and Patel are mak­ing min­i­mal­ly inva­sive sur­gi­cal options more wide­ly avail­able in the sub­urbs. Recent­ly DMG held a med­ical edu­ca­tion event for oth­er local urol­o­gists and med­ical pro­fes­sion­als to teach them about the onco­log­ic effi­ca­cy of per­form­ing robot­ic cys­tec­to­my based on cur­rent lit­er­a­ture and cre­ate aware­ness of its avail­abil­i­ty in the sub­ur­ban area. Both physi­cians have exten­sive expe­ri­ence per­form­ing this procedure.

Robot­ic cys­tec­to­my is a min­i­mal­ly inva­sive sur­gi­cal method for blad­der can­cer that uti­lizes the da Vin­ci Sur­gi­cal Sys­tem. The sys­tem involves use of a dig­i­tal 3D, high def­i­n­i­tion cam­era with robot­ic arms, which are used to imi­tate the surgeon’s move­ments, ampli­fy­ing their vision, con­trol and pre­ci­sion. This advanced robot­ic pro­ce­dure offers blad­der can­cer patients the prospect of com­bin­ing effec­tive surgery with less prob­lem­at­ic post-sur­gi­cal recov­ery. It is fast becom­ing the pre­ferred method for blad­der can­cer surgery. The da Vin­ci Sur­gi­cal Sys­tem pro­vides the physi­cian with a supe­ri­or visu­al planes and improved sur­gi­cal dex­ter­i­ty dur­ing blad­der removal and, if nec­es­sary, recon­struc­tive pro­ce­dure. Patients can expe­ri­ence a short­er hos­pi­tal stay, less blood loss, few­er com­pli­ca­tions and faster recov­ery time than with an open procedure.

Robot­ic cys­tec­to­my is a high­ly advanced method to treat a patient with blad­der can­cer. While this pro­ce­dure has been tak­ing off around the coun­try, the Chica­go area has been slow to adopt this new method of care.” says Dr. Amit Patel. We hope to make robot­ic cys­tec­to­my more avail­able for patients in this area, to make sure they are get­ting the best treat­ment, with short­est recov­ery pos­si­ble,” adds Dr. Ranko Miocinovic.

Drs. Mio­ci­novic and Patel see patients at mul­ti­ple loca­tions through­out the sub­ur­ban Chica­go area. To make an appoint­ment, or to get a sec­ond opin­ion on your can­cer treat­ment, patients can sched­ule a con­sul­ta­tion online or call 630−790−1220.

About DuPage Med­ical Group

With more than 600 physi­cians and in more than 75 loca­tions, DuPage Med­ical Group is the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in the Chica­go area, pro­vid­ing physi­cian-direct­ed health care focused on qual­i­ty, effi­cien­cy and access. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.dupagemed​ical​group​.com.