Healthcare Heroes Episode 1010.2: Patient Joseph Leonard says he has always been diligent about getting check-ups all his life. So, when he went in for his PSA blood test to check for prostate cancer, he was lucky to be diagnosed early. Joseph went to Dr. Yuk-Yuen Leung for special robotic surgery at Community Regional one of the first hospitals in California to offer the da Vinci Surgical System®- a minimally invasive robotic technology that is an alternative to traditional surgery and conventional laparoscopy. This advanced surgical robot makes it possible to treat a broader range of conditions using a minimally invasive approach. Da Vinci is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology that enables surgeons to perform complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings.With da Vinci, Dr. Leung could operate with better visualization, precision, dexterity and control than possible using traditional surgical approaches. Benefits of da Vinci surgery may also include less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a faster return to normal daily activities. For more information, call Dr. Yuk-Yuen Leung at (559) 321-2800.
For men facing erectile dysfunction that has not been cured with more conservative treatments, the surgical placement of an inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) is an effective, permanent solution. Similarly, severe urine leakage can be corrected with an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS). These medical problems often coexist in men who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer. In this surgical video, urologist LeRoy A. Jones, MD shows how both prosthetic devices can be installed during a single outpatient operation. For patients needing an AUS and IPP, dual implantation offers substantial time and cost savings. To learn more about the penile prosthesis or artificial urinary sphincter or about Dr. Jones, visit urologysanantonio.com. This video was filmed in 2009 in San Antonio, Texas and is provided for educational purposes with the express consent of the patient.