surgery http://wrvo.org en This week: mastectomy -- one procedure, various approaches http://wrvo.org/post/week-mastectomy-one-procedure-various-approaches <p>We'll hear from a surgeon at Upstate Medical University, Dr. Prashant Upadhyaya, with expertise in plastic surgery and breast care. Upadhyaya explains the various surgical techniques and the options available to women, like having breast reconstruction surgery as part of a mastectomy.</p><p>"A lot of patients now actually wake up with their breast intact," says Dr. Upadhyaya.</p><p>Also on the program this week: an update on a new cystic fibrosis drug. Plus, food safety advice for mothers-to-be.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:00:10 +0000 HealthLink On Air 55816 at http://wrvo.org Concern raised over robotic surgery complications http://wrvo.org/post/concern-raised-over-robotic-surgery-complications <p>The use of surgical robots has increased by more than 400 percent in the United States over the past six years. But a recent study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality suggests that there&rsquo;s underreporting of complications resulting from robotic surgeries.<br /><br />Robot-assisted surgery is a minimally-invasive method in which a small incision allows remote-controlled instruments to be inserted into the body. The instruments are then controlled during the procedure by the surgeon using a console.<br /> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 12:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45155 at http://wrvo.org