Robot-Assisted Surgery

"We wanted to develop a lab where people could perfect their skills before they touched a patient. The most important thing was patient safety.”
“We’ve come a long way,” he says. "That’s thanks to our phenomenal team, with dedicated surgical technicians and nurses.”

Prior to his 61st birthday, during the summer of 2019, Doug Green started having trouble swallowing.

"Food was getting stuck going down. It wasn't stopping me from eating, but it forced me to chew my food a lot more," says Doug.

In 2004, Roswell Park became the first facility in the Buffalo Niagara region to offer patients the option of robotic prostatectomy. Today Roswell Park offers robot-assisted surgery (RAS) for treatment of bladder, colorectal, gynecologic, head and neck, kidney, and thoracic cancers.