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Training Robotic Surgeons Worldwide

Surgeons at Keck Medicine of USC perform more robotic surgeries than at any other hospital in the metro Los Angeles area. What make these procedures extraordinary are not only the state-of-the-art robotic technology, but also the exceptional skill and experience of the surgeons, who are faculty members at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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With the combination of highly skilled surgeons and advanced robotic technology, Keck Medicine of USC is a global center of excellence for robotic surgery.

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Members of the medical team watch a robot-assisted spinal tumor surgery with Patrick Hsieh, MD, and Andrew Hung, MD.

Neurosurgeon, urologist team up to remove patient’s spinal tumor using da Vinci robot

To do what’s best for a patient, sometimes a combined effort is the best approach. That was the case recently at Keck Medical Center of USC, where an experienced neurosurgeon and an expert in robot-assisted urologic surgery teamed up successfully to remove a particularly troublesome spinal tumor. Patrick C. Hsieh, MD, associate professor in the

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With the combination of highly skilled surgeons and advanced robotic technology, Keck Medicine of USC is a global center of excellence for robotic surgery.

Training Robotic Surgeons Worldwide

Surgeons at Keck Medicine of USC perform more robotic surgeries than at any other hospital in the metro Los Angeles area. What make these procedures extraordinary are not only the state-of-the-art robotic technology, but also the exceptional skill and experience of the surgeons, who are faculty members at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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August 2015 cover of Cell

Researchers mimic viral infection in colon cancer stem cells

Researchers targeting colorectal cancer stem cells — the root cause of disease, resistance to treatment and relapse — have discovered a mechanism to mimic a virus and potentially trigger an immune response to fight the cancer like an infection. The discovery, published in Cell, illuminates a major shift in the understanding of anti-tumor mechanisms and identifies

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Inferior vena cava control for which individualized surgical planning is necessary, including locations of many blood vessels to be clamped and indicators of the extent of Levels I, II and III thrombi, and the relative sizes of the obstructions.

USC surgeons describe groundbreaking procedure in Journal of Urology

A new article published by the Journal of Urology details a pioneering robotic surgical procedure developed at the USC Institute of Urology for treatment of a particularly challenging type of kidney cancer. The new surgical method was first performed in 2014 by a team led by Inderbir S. Gill, MD, founding executive director of the

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Broad Fellows

USC Stem Cell selects inaugural Broad Clinical Research Fellows

This year, the Broad Clinical Research Fellowships are enabling physician-investigators to explore stem cell-based approaches related to four very different medical conditions: breast cancer, kidney disease, deafness and short bowel syndrome. Each one-year fellowship provides $65,000 of salary support, $7,500 of supplies and a $1,500 meeting allowance to support full-time research related to stem cell

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