Roswell Park Urologist’s Pioneering Work in Operating Room Earns American Urological Association Award

  • Dr. Kauffman’s EPUP technique highlighted during radical prostatectomy
  • EPUP has potential to improve quality of life for post-surgical prostate cancer
  • American Urological Association gave presentation a "Best Video" award

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Whether it is pioneering lab research or developing new procedures and treatments, innovation thrives at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Department of Urology surgeon Eric Kauffman, MD, was recognized for his novel approach for prostate cancer surgery by the American Urological Association (AUA), receiving a Best Video award for 2020.

Dr. Kauffman’s video details a technique he developed for performing radical prostatectomy, using what is known as extended prostatic urethral preservation, or EPUP. This technique preserves urinary tract anatomy, which has the potential for faster urinary control post-surgery. Prostatectomy, or the removal of the prostate, is often a first-line treatment for aggressive prostate cancer. At Roswell Park, 100% of these surgeries are done with robot assistance, a minimally invasive option that enables a speedier recovery in patients.

“We congratulate Dr. Kauffman on this deserved recognition from our AUA colleagues around the world,” said Khurshid Guru, MD, Chair of the Department of Urology and Director of Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park.

Founded in 1902, the American Urological Association promotes the highest quality urological clinical care through health care policy, education and research.


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