Dr. Shaw is proud to offer the latest technology for management of kidney cancer with the da Vinci Laparoscopic Robotic Partial Nephrectomy. Dr. Shaw was amongst the first surgeons in the area to offer this option to patients, and began his training in robotics in 2000 while in residency at Tulane, the first robotics program in the Gulf Coast region.
da Vinci Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Information
Maximum Results, Minimal Incisions
What is da Vinci Robotic Surgery?
What is da Vinci Robotic Partial Nephrectomy?
Modern robotics allows for the same procedure to be performed with just 5 small incisions the length of this line.Using the latest 3D-HD technology, we are able to use laparoscopic ultrasound to identify the tumor, utilize robotics to incise the tumor, and then reconstruct the kidney. Same as open surgery, just with smaller incisions. Patients typically go home a 2-3 days after the surgery, and can return to regular activities much faster than with open surgery.